Hi, I am new to Arduino and just purchased an Uno!
What I would like to do is automate a miniature I built for a movie years ago. The miniature is of a small apartment building. I thought it would be neat to incorporate Arduino into this project; I'm just not really sure what the possibilities are. I'd appreciate any advice!
The ideal: I am currently building a display cabinet for my miniature and wiring up the miniature. The ideal would be if a viewer can "turn on" the miniature and then arduino takes it over. Can I program it to do certain things to the miniature in a random way, such as turn on certain lights, activate motors I might incorporate into the miniature, etc., so that the miniature seems to "come to life?" A light comes on in one room, stays on for a while while another light goes on, goes off ... a figure appears to look out a window ... a rear projection set-up is turned on that creates images in other rooms, etc. etc. In other words, if I build certain functions into the miniature, can I then program Arduino to take them over and automate them, and this can be installed in the miniature where all I need is to supply power to the arduino?
Can this also include sound effects? What's the best way to do this?
Sorry if these are basic questions. I'm pretty new to this but I'm really looking forward to it and would appreciate any ideas/suggestions.
We'd have a better idea of what could be done if we knew what scale it was. You can't fit a quart into a pint pot.