Beauty and the Beast Flower Effect with Arduino Nano #arduino #arttuesday
Tom Knabe builds a theatrical effect that recreates the petal drop from Beauty anbd the Beast. Amazing. via Tom Knabe
The task was to create an RC-Controlled rose prop that allows the stage hand to control each petal with a complimentary cascading light effect.
I decided to use an Arduino Nano due to its low profile and high I/O. The Arduino alone cannot provide enough current & voltage to drive multiple servos. So, I chose a PWM driver from Adafruit to drive both Servos and Ultra-bright LEDS.
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.