Casey Kikendall and April! Congratulations! You should have an email from me tonight.
Casey plans to make a custom ESC motor controller to play with PWM.
“I would make a custom ESC motor controller. This would give me a chance to play with the PWM frequencies and see what kind of trouble I can get into with that.”
April wants to giver her dog something to smell.
“I would love to create a project that gives my dog a chance to sniff different smells each hour while she is inside my apt waiting for me to come home. A container would be divided into 4 different sections, each section holding a different item to smell. The container would be hooked up to an Ardunio. A servo would turn the container each hour to let out a different scent. My dog would get a smell treat each hour!”
Both of these projects sound fun. Here is some, maybe, helpful advice for each project.
My first thought here is that turning over a container with a servo might be challenging. Also, if you want to hide the smell so it’s a surprise… Maybe you can use the servo to uncover a seal on the compartment. Maybe a disk turns opening a path for the smell, the disk covers all 4 sections, but moves to open one at a time via the Arduino…
Stay in touch
Good luck on your projects Casey and April… Use my email address, from the message I send you, to let us know how your projects are going. Maybe we can do an article for you here.