For the new project we decided to develop and improve our ideas from the previous task. We both had similar concepts: using a sensory input to open and close a flower-like mechanism; the difference being that Charlie B’s used a light sensor whereas Charlie C’ s used a temperature sensor.
Above: Charlie C’s project. Below: Charlie B’s project.
We plan on using a light sensor to control movement of one or more stepper motors, choosing a light sensor over temperature sensor as Charlie B found less issues with his coding. To improve on the previous project we may use more than one stepper motors, as well as greatly improving the aesthetics and functionality of the visual model. As we already have a mostly working code we should be able to have it ready quickly so to give us more time to work on the mechanism itself.