A Gamepad with Personality
What happens when you mix Kawaii with a game controller? JOY! Say hello to our new Circuit Playground character, JOY – the game controller.
An LCD screen is hidden behind JOY's facial features that display pupils in her eyes and teeth in her mouth. Joy's "eye" move and rotate with the position of the 2-axis analog joystick. JOY also randomly blink her eyes.
See the tutorial for code, circuit diagram, parts list, etc.
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