31 Oct '16, 8pm

A @Ghostbusters dancing toaster!

A @Ghostbusters dancing toaster!

With the help of some solenoids, the Dancing Ghostbusters Toaster really topped off my Halloween costume this year! Although I can't speak for the most recent reboot, the original films are classics. With all the recent hype, I figured what better Halloween costume than a Ghostbuster! Of course, it was pure instinct to take it a bit too far, so I built the Dancing Toaster from the 1989 sequel ! BOM: Arduino Adafruit motor shield Some solenoids Hefty 12VDC power supply Toaster Ghostbusters costume Why? When I thought of the idea for the Dancing Toaster, I figured what better way to teach viewers at home what a solenoid is and the proper use of one! For this project, I used several solenoids, triggered at various times, to get my toaster groovin'. Although an Arduino was used, it really only contained simple code for triggering the solenoids. Most of the work was done by my ...

Full article: http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/projects/mit-i-episode-6-...

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