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September 23, 2016 AT 6:00 am

Interactive Donation Box Build @Raspberry_Pi #piday #raspberrypi

Fantastic tutorial from Ian McKay up on Hackster.io!

My former FLL team, the Flying Manatees, decided they wished to continue their STEAM work after aging out of the FIRST Lego League robotics competition. We brainstormed for awhile and finally focused on creating a new interactive donation box for the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts [a place near and dear to all our hearts].

The donation box would accept both coins and bills. It would reward the donor by adding a piece to a collaborative video art display created with Processing and powered by a Raspberry Pi. The path of the coin would select the shape and colour to be added. If they donated a bill, they could then select the shape and colour that would be added to the dynamic video. It would be fun, entice donors and reflect the Centre’s value and Mission. Here is a look at the build and the final piece.

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