June 02, 2015

BOOGIE BOX: The Arduino-controlled Electromagnetic Dancer

There is no limit to what you can do with an Arduino and electronics, from the serious to the just plain fun - and a great example of this has been created by Instructables member hertzgamma who shows us how to construct an electromagnetic dancefloor for small dancers.

This allows you to make your own characters, then choreograph their movements with an Arduino that controls the electromagnets beneath the surface of the dancefloor. By placing small magnets on the feet of the characters, they can then be controlled by the electromagnets. Enjoy the demonstration in the following video:

For a complete tutorial on making your own version, visit the project's Instructable page. And for more, we're on twitter, facebook and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well. 

 If you are new to Arduino and looking to make your own project like the dance floor above, join in with our range of Arduino-compatible hardwareprototyping shields and module range. A great start is the Freetronics Eleven, the Arduino Uno-compatible board with onboard prototyping space:

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