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I've created this project as we were leaving our baby girls and our apartment to the grand parents for a few days.My 3 year old can push the little heart to send us an sms that says "hello Parents" and we can answer back by waving the big heart.She used it twice, we used it 6 times over the weekend. :) The sms is sent with IFTTT. We use Cloud Control interface to reply.
I molded an LED light wire into the shape of a pumpkin. I then attached a sound sensor to my project. When you turn out the lights and say "BOO," "Happy Halloween," or make any kind of noise, the pumpkin lights up! You may need to turn your lights out to see the contrast between the dark background and the lit up pumpkin in the video.
The Spinning Replicator is a copy machine. It can scan an illustration and draw a copy of it without any kind of programming, just littleBits, LEGO elements and a marker. It moves like a gramophone, with two discs that rotates and a lever that travels from center to border. The lever has two sides, one has a light sensor and the other has a marker attached to a servo. When the light sensor is over a dark area, the marker goes down, when the sensor finds a bright area, the marker goes up. When the copy is complete, the roller switch is released, the motors stops and the cloudBit send me a phone notification.
Here's some information about the LEGO PBC 1. But first watch the video to understand the project a little bit better: Visit my website for more information and pictures etc. pv-productions.com Click here to learn more about building with littleBits and LEGO. I present: the LEGO PBC 1 which stands for LEGO PinBall Contraption. The PBC should not be confused with a pinballmachine, though. The main idea is to move the little plastic LEGO balls with al kind of extra paths. A big difference is that there are a lot more balls in the game. That does not only makes it more fun to watch, it also ensures that all paths are filled with balls. For reference you can use approximately 1 ball/sec. I used over 4000 LEGO pieces, a LEGO NXT, 6 servo’s: 3 LEGO SERVO-motors and 3 littleBits SERVO-motors, 1 littleBits DC-motor, a LEGO XL motor, 2 LEGO Medium motors and one LEGO L motor. By smart gearing and combining of modules-axles I could keep this number of motors down. Otherwise it would be much more. The intelligence and heart of this machine is hidden in 2 littleBits-Arduinos in combination with the LEGO NXT. They control the displayes, the Servo’s/motors, MP3-Player, buzzer, lights and keep track of points, balls and coins. I also used 4 LDRs(Light Dependent Resistors), some touch sensors and a IR sensor. There is also a cloudmodule included so that you can control the PBC and see the current score on it. But you can also control the PBC with a mechanical switch and see the score on the scoreboard. The PinBallContraption uses almost 100 bits and exists over more than 20 meter length of wire. It was a really fun and challenging project where only creativity was the limit. Contact me: pv-productions.com Facebook Google+ Youtube
I've reproduced Mrs Weasley's clock with my littleBits.It shows a spoon of "me" moving from "Work" to "Home" when I'm on my way home. I have set on IFTTT a number of areas. When I change location, iOS locate notifies IFTTT which sets my servo to 20%, 40%, 60%...