LED Electronic Sand

LED+Electronic+Sand

By: Jaxson Gomez

This is an electronic sensor sand toy. It is a really cool toy that creates animated drawings. Basically, it uses it’s sensors to track its location to create an effect known as affected gravity. Affected gravity is what happens when the particles in a sand toy are turned upside down and they fall to the bottom of the toy. Engineers were able to get the electronic particles to act this way as well. There is an article on Adafruit that explains this in more detail, the link is below:

https://learn.adafruit.com/matrix-led-sand

There is also a video which I put below:

This relates to engineering because the toy is programmed to mimic gravity and the engineers who made the toy had to follow the engineering design process and conduct research to be able to create this product.