‘The Light Fantastic,’ a Pinewood Derby Car with OLED, NeoPixel Animations
The Light Fantastic – Pinewood Derby car, powered by TinyScreen+ (OLED display and Atmel SAMD21 32-bit ARM processor), Adafruit Neopixels and Accelerometer/Compass sensor LSM303. Flicker on OLED display is an artifact of this video recording; it is rock steady in real life! The car plays through a sequence of lighting and display animations and text marquees, and can detect being tilted forward to switch to a “race mode” RPM gauge display. The menu is accessed by pressing one of the microswitches, and the pointer/settings/compass display are moved/adjusted by tilting/rotating the car. Obligatory game Flappy Birdz also playable on the car!