Control it will an Arduino Mini, Servo, Ultrasonic Rangefinder, and Battery Power
My third paper automata assignment was “Weight of Bureaucracy” from book, Models that Move. I was super fun automata, but it took more than 6 hours to actual making the paper automata. The challenge part was the servo has to turn only one way, otherwise the paper automata is broke. So, I had to carefully observe ultrasonic rangefinder values and calculate servo position for the value in code. Using an Arduino Mini and an battery power were simple and easy.
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