Mixing new and old ideas the blog Cosmic & Voidspace details building the brain game Tower of Hanoi. Thanks to Robert for sharing this project!:
I had the idea to implement the Tower of Hanoi as an upcycling project. This also reflects my current theoretical reflections on the topic of post-industrial design and the role designers play in the context of our environmental awareness. I also like to bring things from theory into reality, because I can learn much faster and understand them better.
In addition, I want to tackle small tasks in the future that are not necessarily in my area of interest at the moment. This also teaches me how to implement unusual concepts in design. If you only ever implement ideas that have something to do with Raspberry Pi or Arduino, you will never get out of this pool to discover new ideas and maybe even mix them. Now the puzzle is not a new idea, but I had never seen anyone who had done it with gears before. I found this exciting and wanted to see if it could be implemented and what you can learn. When I was building the puzzle, I felt like I had hundreds of new ideas.
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