Interactive KITT from Knight Rider #Props #PiDay #RaspberryPi #CircuitPython @Raspberry_Pi
Maker Fred Arias has been posting updates to a build he’s working on: an interactive KITT powered by an RP2040. Lights, sound, the works. He says:
“For hardware, I’m using a Waveshare RP2040-Plus along with a DAC to convert audio into analog since all the audio files are saved to flash memory and need to be processed through an LED driver board to control the VU meter which is KITT’s LED bars. There’s also a PDM microphone that measures incoming sound along with an IR sensor to detect motion. All of the code is written in CircuitPython.”
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