reviving my 30 year old legos with the new power functions, yay! boys are asking why the walker can’t see when they want to stop him. hm… plan to upgrade the quadruped with the servo for steering and the IR remote. (read more)
After seeing someone’s floppy-drive orchestra, I was inspired to reuse my stepper motors from another project. The music starts as a MIDI file, pre-processed in C# into a text file. The Raspberry Pi runs a Python script to watch the play/stop button and play out note data via serial to the Iteaduino Mega, with a Dual Stepper Shield to drive the two steppers and two servos.(read more – and see the tour inside here)
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