Since the micro:bit was launched one of the demos that I kept seeing was the toy crane controlled using the motion sensing in the micro:bit. The kids loved it and was very interactive.
Since the SenseHat on the Raspberry Pi has the motion sensors built in I thought this would a good project for a Raspberry Jam.
So, off I went to Home Bargains and bought a crane. From the picture, definitely the right age for me. This crane is normally controlled using two levers on the hand controller. It can rotate and raise/lower the bucket.
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