In This Issue ...
12 Animatronics for the
by Steve Koci
Can You Hear Me Now?
Planning the audio systems that surround your animatronics
helps create an immersive experience for your viewers.
There are two primary components to setting up your
audio system: the electronics that produce the sounds, and
the audio track itself. We will take a look at both, and see
how you can possibly add sound or improve your current
17 The Multi-Rotor Hobbyist
by John Leeman
Scanse Sweep 3D Scanner Review
The Scanse Sweep 3D Scanner puts the power of LIDAR in
your hands. Applications range from obstacle avoidance to
mapping of new areas. We’ll assemble this brand new kit
and take some scans in a variety of environments to see
how this affordable sensor stacks up.
39 Interfacing an FPGA PMOD
Sensor with the Digilent ARTY
FPGA Board — Part 2
by Steven Howell
In this installment on interfacing an FPGA PMOD sensor
with the Diligent ARTY board, we’ll demonstrate how to
use the Silicon Labs’ PMOD sensor with any FPGA based
44 Bob, the Talking Skull
by Jeff Haas
The Jawduino is a fun and interesting take on the talking
skull genre of devices. By using an inexpensive LED VU
meter coupled to an Arduino, we can sample audio volume
levels at three distinct amplitudes and create a realistic jaw
movement that will keep the kids entertained and the
scaredy cats off your porch this Halloween.
50 Drawing with Lights
by Carol Hazlett
Explore the world of BlocklyProp and its graphing
capabilities in a unique and colorful way with the simple
addition of a tri-color LED placed atop the Parallax Scribbler
55 PITSCO Controller is
by Ron Wright, Retired Teacher and PITSCO Advocate
For users of the TETRIX PRIME building system, the new
TETRIX PULSE robotics controller is something to get
excited about. It’s essentially an Arduino Uno with an
integrated dual-motor controller, servo controller, and
analog/digital Grove compatible sensor ports — all wrapped
up in a TETRIX compatible box.
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