October 14, 2013

Arduino-controlled marionette puppet from "The Avengers"

Classic art forms such as marionette puppets can easily be controlled by Arduino-driven projects, and one excellent example has been documented by technologist Simon Jansen. His project is a marionette form of "John Steed" from the classic 1960s British TV show "The Avengers". Not only can the limbs and body be moved on request, the eyes can move - and thanks to the use of distance sensors the puppet can detect when you get too close and lets you know in no uncertain terms. Simon explains further about his project in the following video:

A great example of using Arduino-compatible electronics with art to create something wonderful. To find out more, visit the project website. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well. 

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