Having a bad day? With the press of a button and your small desktop storage container erupts into flames, creating a perfect visual representation of how life often feels, and a cathartic way to express oneself.
A servo motor opens the lid of the dumpster and a fan, powered by a DC motor, blows fake flames upwards. A Circuit Playground Express, programmed with MakeCode, controls the motors and illumination.
This project can be easily reprogrammed in MakeCode to take on different functions. A great beginner project, no soldering required!
In addition to the electronics, for this project you will also need:
- Tissue paper
- Markers and/or highlighters (red/orange/yellow preferred)
- Hot glue gun
- Wooden skewers
- Access to a 3D printer
Read on to learn how to build your own!