Automatic slate camera using a basic stamp

To spice up his daughter’s birthday party PeckLauros fashioned a tricky contraption that seems to come from an old movie house. It’s actually a replica of a camera that sits in one of the corners of their party place – but this one is not an ordinary camera replica – this one actually roles the reel when someone comes into its range of vision. To make it clear it only roles the reel not really recording things – but kids love it. This neatly constructed piece of work was made using PVC tubes, elbows, a servo moto, a couple of DC motors and of course who would miss out – the microcontroller.  PeckLauros used a basic stamp in conjunction with a servo motor and an ultrasonic range finder. The ultrasonic… Continue reading