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Model van mirrors actual van’s doors

Arduino TeamMarch 11th, 2019

When your car door isn’t shut quite correctly, you’ll normally look down at the control panel to see what the problem is. What if, instead of indicator lights or a low-res door ajar display, you had a tiny actuated version of your vehicle on your dashboard?

Mathis Ochsenmeier’s Analogous Door Display is exactly that. It mirrors his old VW van’s front and rear doors using an Arduino Nano to take in sensor information and trigger three servo motors to mimic door positions. 

Now when the van’s front doors or rear hatch open or close, the little van on the dash’s doors follow suit—both a useful diagnostic tool, and an entertaining model.