microMighty was out "on tour" at the Mercer Bucks Mini Maker Faire on April 8th. Over 400 people cam out to the Pennington School to see the exhibitions, including microMighty. Everyone was impressed with the microMighty boards, how they worked, and what they can do, especially YoGo the Yogurt cup Robot.
The table was setup to showcase some simple projects built using microMighty. I moved projects around throughout the day, experimenting with the best placement for display.
During setup, I built a quick interactive demo that read a photo resistor to use light level to move a servo motors and change some lighting on the neoPixel strip that was connected to the example. The code was entered directly on a laptop so everyone could see the code running to make the demo.
I also broke out some “Charlieplexed” LED matrix displays to make a small scrolling sign. It’s hard to see in the picture, but there was actually a message scrolling across the displays. I should probably make some red filters to help make the LEDs a little easier to see in the bright light.
Overall it was an exciting and fun day, and best of all I got to talk about microMighty all day. I'm looking forward to the 21st of April when I will be taking the microMighty and a whole box of parts to the Bloomsburg Mini Maker Faire.
And, check out the IndieGoGo page to support the project and earn a microMighty as a reward.
On Saturday April 21st, come find our table at the Bloomsburg Mini Maker Faire! For information and directions about the Bloomsburg Mini Maker Faire, go to http://bloomsburg.makerfaire.com/