November 10th, 2001
It's everybody's non-pollutionary, anti-institutionary, pro-confectionery factory of fun!— Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, 1971
In 2018, I returned back to working with Arduino boards. For my second proper project, I made a recreation of KITT's scanner lights from the '80s show Knight Rider.
In the series, the scanner is depicted by red light that moves from side to side on the grill of main character Michael Knight's car (named KITT). To recreate this, I used an Arduino Uno, five red LEDS, a 10 kΩ resistor, 10 kΩ potentiometer, and five 330 Ω resistors.
I designed the lights to be toggled on or off by a push of a power button. As well, the speed of the 'movement' of the light could be controlled by a dial (the potentiometer), with them remaining still by default.
You can see a simulation of the KITT scanner via my Tinkercad circuit here (note that the simulation seemingly does not run in real time):
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