This crochet DDR mat is cute and functional #CircuitPlayground
A completely lovely finger tapping DDR mat. Made with a Raspberry Pi and a Circuit Playground using this guide from popular science. TikToker kims_threads posted this clip of the process (and this WIP).
Throw away your old plastic Dance Dance Revolution mat and bring yourself into the future with a miniature crocheted DDR pad. TikTok creator kims_threads did just that using her crochet hook, some yarn, conductive thread, and an Arduino. It’s both extremely cute and functional: She sets it up to connect to a computer to play DDR with her hands. Look, if you scale it up using granny squares, you may be able to put together a whole dang functional rug.
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