May 17, 2016 AT 12:00 pm

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.

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