MicroView Gears

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Simple 3-frame gear animation on the MicroView

Simple 3-frame gear animation on the MicroView

A very simple animated gear on the new MicroView Arduino. The code is here, although it is not particularly exciting. It’s just a simple three-frame animation. I’m sure there is a better way to do it, possibly using a single sprite and rotating it.

What’s possibly more interesting is that I did the whole thing in about 20 minutes, most of which was spent figuring out an easy way to draw a gear in a vector graphics program (a star, three circles and a few uses of trim and weld). I will write up the conversion of bitmaps into MicroView-specific code in my next post.

Want to tell me how to use the power of math to rotate my gear? Let me know in the comments.

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