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1. doris day - July 2, 2009

a virgin blogger asks this question:
at the fetal stages of understanding arduino to operate a situation…. need to hear your suggestions and inspiration on the following design:
how can i make a pile of lightweight poofy things go POP and float up into the air all at once? i’m considering using compressed air, or maybe solenoids or a spring loaded thingy. the POP is triggered by a mechanical switch going HIGH. it needs to be momentary and all at once. but wait, that’s not all…..
once the poofy things are floating around, i want their float thru the air to be ‘read’ by a sensor that will translate their presence into sound(s). the whole process needs to loop over and over again.

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