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.
After letting it sit in the studio for an embarrassingly long time, I got the new BlackTooth laser up and running this past Spring. Here is the first successful test run.