Ryan B. Green


Student/Computer Programmer

Toronto, ON

November 10th, 2001

  • Gryffindor
  • Gunters of the Oasis
  • House Atreides




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Quote From the Film of the Hour:

Doc: Well, good luck. For both our sakes. See you in the future. Marty: You mean the past. Doc: Exactly!

Back to the Future Part III, 1990

2020-08-17 19:44:48

Knight Rider: KITT Scanner Lights

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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