Inspiration

Marvin Minsky

How it works

Flip the switch. The Arduino controls the speed of the finger back and forth and I've programmed in some randomness to it to make it less predictable/more life-like.

Challenges I ran into

Getting the servo linkage to work with enough torque to throw the switch.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

Just figuring out how to do it.

What I learned

Lots about arduino programming and wood glue.

What's next for Arduino Ultimate Machine

Work in progress... I'm using an Arduino Uno, small servo, wooden recipe box, popsicle sticks, and wood glue. I've created a mount for the servo assembly and now at the point where I get the linkage right so the finger has enough torque to flip the big toggle switch. Lastly, I'll probably solder the wiring to eliminate the breadboard. With the Arduino managing the controls, there's lots of neat things one can do with a setup like this if sensors are added.

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