What is the project? My Final is the combination of the Monkey clapper and the LED light.
Who are the project creators? I created this project with the assistance of some classmates and the Professor.
What inspired your project? The American monkey was inspired by the Monkey couch guardian. it simply reacts to motion sensor and goes off as warning sign. furthermore the American Monkey is very cheerful, and is truly with the American spirit. It claps and shake while the buzzer plays the American anthem and the led lights follow along.
Who is the intended user or audience? Both parties are intended to participate, though the project itself is delicate.
What prompts or guides a user to interact with the project? The Audience presses the button which triggers the project and its a command for the monkey and lights to start working.
- What tools, components and materials are required? The bill of materials for the project consists of:
- 1 monkey
- 1 Arduino
- 1 breadboard
- 3 led lights- red, white, blue
- multi color wires- red, yellow, black, orange, green, white, blue
- push botton
- piezo buzzer
- 4 10hlm resistors
Did you use an Arduino? Yes an Arduino was used to transfer current to the board and also for the code.
- What is your input, output? inut- Attach all wires and components in the right order, connect it to bread boar and arduino, enter code into arduino and push the button
- Output- American anthem starts to play, monkey claps and led lights go off.
What is the expected build time? Expected “build Time” = >3 hrs
Is the project standalone, modular or dependent? My project is dependent on current, and code also wires that attaches it
Were you able to troubleshoot or debug errors? Yes, debugging wires that were in the wrong place, soldering components together, and tweaking the code to clear some errors.
Did you use the Arduino IDE and programming language? The project used the arduino and i used it to compile the code needed to run the project
What does the code do? the code will tell the piezo buzzer to play various tunes, the led to light up, monkey to clap and continue. else it stops when the button is pushed.
Have you used sufficiently, clearly and correctly used comments? yes the comments explain the function.
Were you able to troubleshoot or debug errors? yes.
Did you make the project your own? The Monkey now includes a shaded vizer to cover its eyes, a light up hat with the american clors on it and an American flag.
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American Monkey- American monkey is one of the friendly neighborhood monkeys. Its unique in a way that represents the American culture, which is full of joy, happiness, and excitement. The American monkey cheers and claps when the American anthem goes off.
step 1- connect the LED’s. red to pins 10E (longer side) and 12E (shorter side). white to pins 16E (longer side) and 18E (shorter side). blue to pins 22E (longer side) and 24E (shorter side).
- step 2- connect the piezo to pins J2 and J5
- Now work with the monkey.
- steps as follows:
- Use the soldering pen to insert a hole in the monkey’s head, then solder a wire into it. after quickly attach a pair of shade to it to create the look of having a screen vizer.
- drill a hole into shades and attach wire into it.
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVN6vXdbvPY – the proof of everything put together
- The final process attaching the monkey to buzzer
The simple code that got the project working effectively.
- This was the initial idea intended. As you can see, there are many wires attached to the bread board and back to the lcd. its looks very messy and a bit confusing to work with. Its very easy for something to go wrong in a tangled situation like this.
- A glimpse of the wire attachment which is to be connected to the bread board. furthermore, with wires attached this way, there are open spaces which interferes with the flow of current to either the bread board or the lcd.
- Final outlook of the prototype . connections to the board. If you find yourself in this situation, and have a need to tweak a part or correct something, you might be very frustrated when a wire comes out and you are unable to identify with socket it enters.
- Another solution I encountered from “learn.adafruit.com” was to try another wiring process. so I had to take out my old wire connected to the breadboard and re-wire it a different way.
The third attempt of re-wiring the whole project over. TOOK it OUT.