December 16, 2013

Build an Arduino-powered rubber band turret

For an example of a fun project, something to liven up the office or other fun and games, check out this rubber band turret by Yury Zhuk. It's a great use of LEGO Technics components, electronics and the Arduino platform. By using a thumb joystick for user input, the person in charge can move the turret across two dimensions and then fire a pre-loaded rubber band. The turret is explained in great detail by the creator Yury Zhuk in the following video:

It just goes to show what you can do with Arduino and some imagination. For more information and links to the sketch, visit the project YouTube page. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

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