Make it Dance!
Hello friends! Did you have a good week? For this weekend project, let’s choreograph our bits! That means we will use the microphone, sound trigger, light sensor (and other inputs as you see fit) to trigger lights and motors. Let’s do it!
How would you choreograph an object in the real world with littleBits? When we asked for your ideas on this during the Community Call, you had lots to offer!
- Use inputs like the microphone, light sensor or sound trigger
- to activate outputs like leds or motors
- resulting in synchronized movement to sound!
- Try adding to the mix the mp3 player or your favorite synth bits!
Inspiration, Examples and Support
Making things move Tips & Tricks
...Tips & Tricks: Microphonehttp://littlebits.cc/tips-tricks/tips-tricks-microphone
From Our Fellow Bitsters:
Speech Puppet by Pantograph
…Happy Hair Day
by Gail Rosen @zoomgalihttp://littlebits.cc/projects/happy-hair-day
...Acoustic Coupling with littleBits and Scratch
...Lego Sound Controlled Car
From the Community Call
How would you choreograph an object in the real world with littleBits?
@Milind: Kettle drum played with littlebits: http://discuss.littlebits.cc/t/acoustic-electro-acoustic-music-generator/21664/5
@Arjun: Here’s the synth controlled cowbell:
@Milind: Dancing balloons attached to servos.
@dalerogers: You could use vibration bits and a plate with marbles or glitter on the plate and receive inputs from the synth bit to the vibration motor creating vibration patterns on the plate. Something like a oven plate would work.
@Milind: I can make nail dance with magnets under table/paper.
@alexpikkert: Magnets is a great idea so you can hide the way it is activated.
@Milind: Yes and you can use any of bits that move to change magnet positions
@alexpikkert: Servos can move if you build 4 together, they are strong enough to dance…
@dalerogers: I just had another idea, Everyone loves fire. This one is a little dangerous. It would be really cool to make a rubens tube and have the speaker bit make the flames dance.
Share Your Project
Upload your project to littleBits Project Page and post the link below. Make sure in your upload, you mention
- The specific bits you used in the project
- Reflect on what did you do 1st, 2nd and 3rd
- a video of your project working
Remember this is a community who loves sharing work in progress smile Don't be shy to share your piece even if it is not finished yet and ask in the Project Buzz category in the forum for help.