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Animated Holiday Door Decorations @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi

We’re loving these festive builds from Steve, an educator and innovator, from Burleson, Texas. The above project features a Raspberry Pi 3 and some Adafruit gear.

Thanks for sharing, Steve!

I wanted to share a couple “Door Decorating Contest” entries I made for myself and my supervisor. We, all 2 of us, run the Burleson ISD Academic Innovation office, handing over 10 extracurricular programs during the school year.

In a show of knowledge, I threw everything I had at our two doors to try to take the top award.

My door features two cascaded open X-rail sliders from ServoCity, which make Frosty grow and melt depending on which button is pushed. I have 52 and 26 RPM motors driving the two elements.

My supervisor’s door features a RasPi3 driving a servo to make Frosty come to life, while a clip from the movie plays over a set of speakers in the ceiling. Frosty’s ligaments are connected by threaded rod and rod ends. The RasPi uses Adafruit components. Additionally, I have an LCD panel and LCD driver in my window showing my status in/out of the building, and below that, a set of Pictures Eyes.


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