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Smart Fairy Tale

By Andrew Gregory. Posted

This installation, controlled by a combination of Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and smartphone, was created for an exhibition at the Phæno Science Center in Wolfsburg, Germany.

There’s a lot to it, so we’ll let Niklas explain: “‘Smart Fairy Tale’ is a remote-controlled story machine. A little red ball rolls through a maze of transparent pipes. Interrupting light barriers along its way, the ball triggers the movements of numerous animatronics. Different track switches inside the pipe system determine the path of the ball, leading to a variety of stories which are being told by the apparatus. Visitors can operate the installation via their smartphones.”

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