Ambreen Hussain and I partnered up to create two of the most adorable creatures you’ve ever seen. More amazingly, they counted as homework.
Max and Mimi are lovers. Mimi is a bunny who likes to show off her bedonk-a-donk, and everytime she does, Max gets real embarrassed about it, and blushes.
This life-like animation is possible only because of the magical accelerometers embedded in both of their cute li’l bodies. We used Sparkfun’s triple-axis boards that are being read by PIC chips which we programmed. The PIC BASIC code sets a threshold for the y-axis (yeah we only needed one axis) and when this threshold is reached, the LEDs blink, until the data goes back down.
As you can see, the accelerometer is quite tiny, so it could fit into lots of different objects…
Here’s a vid!