Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man

Creating Desktop Amusement

Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man, is a scaled down desktop version of the roadside Airdancer. As the user turns the switch a fan is turned on inside of the housing causing the man to inflate.

This goal of this project was to create a simple, amusing interaction to demonstrate a basic understanding of how to use a microcontroller. Inside of the housing, is an Arduino, running a very simple code which maps the input of the potentiometer on the side to the supply voltage of the fan. As the user turns the potentiometer the speed of the fan increase or decreases and the movements of the Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man, change. The name of the project is a tribute a clip from the television show Family Guy.