Mechanically Multiplexed Flip- Dots

A project log for Exploring Flip Dots

I have this idea for a slow but relatively cheap flip dot display that I want to try out. This is definitely a research project.

michael-gardiMichael Gardi 07/22/2021 at 20:460 Comments

This was posted to the blog about a month ago: Not only did James Bruton come up with the perfect name for the concept I have been trying to explore hare, he has produced a much more fully realized demonstration of how it would work with his 5 x 3 ping pong ball display. 

But the idea is the same. The 15 dots are controlled by only 3 servos and 1 continuous motor to move them across the display. Slow but relatively cheap. So cool.