A wise man once said: “What The World Needs Now Is [Remote Control Eyebrows].” Or something to that effect.
My dad’s got formidable eyebrows and it only seemed logical that my first foray into applied cybernetics should be this, for his birthday…
This is a simple circuit with an ATMega328 (a.k.a. the usual Arduino chip), an L293d quad H-bridge for the power switching to the motor, and a VS838 infrared receiver.
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