Arduino enthusiasts and makers in search of a new project to keep them busy, might be interested in this awesome split flap display that has been created by Instructables member JON-A-TRON.
Together with a few 3D printed parts, an Arduino Uno development board and Adafruit motor shield to name few components the awesome desktop split flap display has been created. Providing a unique way to express your emotions by using three letter abbreviations.
Check out the video below to see the display in action, the creator explains a little more about his unique display.
More and more, we’re communicating with 3-letter abbreviations. BRB, LOL, WTF, etc. Smart phones, although convenient, are also adding to our disconnection from objects as things made by humans. This Split Flap Display brings text and animation back to its mechanical roots.
By pushing the buttons, you cycle through all the letters of the alphabet to spell out your thoughts in acronym form, and the last frame is an animation of the very first cat video (by Eadweard Muybridge). Why use high-resolution, multi-functional devices when you can get back to your industrial revolution roots?
For full details and instructions on how to create your very own Arduino powered DIY split flap display jump over to the Instructables website by following the link below. If you enjoyed this article you are sure to enjoy how to build your very own Arduino wind speed meter or anemometer project which is easy to build with basic Arduino skills.
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