ARVIS is a Steampunk robot that was built to showcase many of the designs I use to build my characters. He is a portable and fully functioning so that he is able to be transported to conventions to assist me in teaching my Animatronics classes. He incorporates a wide variety of the products and techniques I utilize on a regular basis.
I did add a switch but used a vintage knife switch to fit the Steampunk design. I love this effect and use it with many of my animatronic characters. I also promote in my articles for Servo Magazine and will include it in a class I am teaching in March at the big Transworld Halloween and Attraction Show. Thanks again for all the cool products and tutorials!
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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.