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Pop-Up Go(at) Controller #trinket

December 29, 2014 Matt

Pete Prodoehl shared his Pop-Up Go(at) Controller, built with an Adafruit Trinket that recalls to us a real-world physics Goat Simulator:
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..I’m not sure the world needs (or is ready) for the Pop-Up Go(at) Controller, but I’ve built it. I know, I know, I can hear you asking “What is the Pop-Up Go(at) Controller!?” Well, here’s the story.

Back in August I posted about the Milwaukee Public Museum’s snake on the Milwaukee Makerspace mailing list. Seems the snake was in need of repair, so I asked people how they would build a snake. Shane suggested that the space should have a pop-up goat, and thus, I had to build a pop-up goat.

I mean, I didn’t have to, but one thing I’ve discovered over the past few months is that my work tends to be reactionary. People say things, or do things, and it prompts me to make something. So I made something.

I didn’t really make what Shane suggested, but I took the basic idea and did my own thing. I started with a photo of Milwaukee Makerspace I took last year. This would serve as the backdrop for the piece….

There’s an Adafruit Perma-Proto Board on the back, along with an Adafruit Trinket microcontroller to make things happen….

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