Mark-World - Tech Projects To Amuse The Curious
The low cost and high power of today's devices allow for toys to interact more with the player. This page is just getting started but here will be posted devices that are toys. Toys can be for any age by the way so never loose touch in the 'child within'.
LuLu was started in early 2017 with state of the art silicon sensor time of flight technology eyes that sense nearness of objects and arms that interact (The ST micro VL53L0X)
Lulu has been a big hit for the smaller kids that tag along with parents to such shows as Maker Faire.
Each eye uses an up to 1 meter proximity sensor and different motions produce different interactive responses from Lulu.
Another aspect of Lulu that is of value is that she can be explained to people as using state of the art distance sensors.
Lulu is one of my only projects that has at it's heart a simple Arduino nano and this is valuable to show people inside Lulu to give them a feel that yes, they too could make this sort of device.
There are more plans for LuLu so this is considered a start on this fun toy. I hope to add touch sensors using a recent new board based on the Esp32 that we have made. This board shows up in the IoT section of this website.
Presenting: Toys Using Technology