My 10yr old’s #Arduino diorama she did for school while also earning another “Hack Scout” badge we got from @adafruit… This is an Arduino based diorama that my 10yr old wanted to do for her book report on “The Egg Monsters From Mars” for school. While wanting to do a diorama she commented that she wanted to spice it up with lights and moving parts. More then glad to help her earn another Hack Scout badge by assisting her with this project she was able to learn a little something with my assistance & referencing the book “Getting Started with Arduino”. The design, painting, & coding she did her self using the example found in the Arduino library based on the “Sweep” example.
This is the future folks, kids making electronic-dioramas, using open-source hardware.
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