Over the last three classes, Nick and I built a dunk tank using the Hummingbird programming board. We began with the idea of simply using a servo motor. From there, I built the physical representation of the dunk tank and assembled the moving parts as Nick programmed all the necessary functions. It ended with a poster board frame covered in black paper in the outside, with blue paper in the inside. There was a "seat" function and whenever something went near to the distance sensor, the servo rotated 90 degrees down and then returned to its original position. Complete with blue LEDs in the bottom depicting water and a little cardboard person on the seat, it gave the illusion of dumping someone into the water. We then retrieved him from the elevated base and put it back on. Here is a video of it in action!
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