The folks over at the Arduining website must have had a lot of spare time, as they have created an automated boom system for a toy car car park. A servo operates the boom gate, and there are sensors 'under the ground' just like a real car park to detect the entry or exit of a vehicle. The system keeps track of how many cars are parked and refuses entry to newcomers when the carpark is full. This would be great for Matchbox car enthusiasts, or something to make with a youngster. Here it is in action:
Fascinating. All it needs now are some RFID readers, tags on the cars, a RTC - and you could make a little billing system for the carpark users :) To get started on your own carpark monopoly click here. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.
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