I have done several projects, but wanted to play with the Arduino. Instead of just getting an LED to “Hello World”, I decided to lump a few basic, commonly used uC features into one easy project. Results were good. I learned many of the Arduino basics and was left with an interesting project.
Objective: Reflect a laser beam off mirrors mounted on three fans to display a ‘wild’ 3D spirograph type pattern on any surface. Provide fan speed control (manual or automatic) to adjust the displayed patterns. Full electrical schematic and source code follows….
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.