Engineer Mike Grusin turns the SparkFun elevator into something much more awesome.
Here at SparkFun, we have been known to use our products to play pranks on each other from time to time. You've probably noticed some of our shenanigans in the weekly product videos. While riding our elevator one day, SparkFun Engineer Mike Grusin decide to make the ride a little more interesting.
If you’re not already a fan of the British science-fiction show Doctor Who, this project won’t make much sense to you. For the rest of you, the signature sound of the Doctor’s time and space machine, the TARDIS, is instantly recognizable. Mike set out to have the SparkFun elevator instantly transform into TARDIS anytime someone went for a ride.
Using a combination of a 3.3V Arduino Pro, an MP3 Shield, a microSD card some stackable headers, an ADXL345, and a host of other parts (you can see the whole wishlist here), Mike recreated the TARDIS right here in the SparkFun building. You can read more about the project at Mike's tutorial and learn how to create your own TARDIS elevator. Great work, Mike!