Part machine. Part monster. The yarn monster eats raw yarn and excretes perfectly rolled yarn balls. A wireless remote control allows for the adjustment of the speed at which the monster consumes your yarn. Yarn Monster eats other yarn winders for breakfast.
The yarn winder is powered by a stepper motor, which is driven by an Easy Driver & Arduino Pro Mini. The Arduino receives speed instructions via XBee from a remotely connected potentiometer.
The remote & controller boards were both designed in Eagle and etched using muriatic acid and H2O2. Click here to view an image gallery that shows the etching process.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.