Building a interactive display

Hello all,

i am new to adafruit but i have decent understanding of python and sql.

I have been asked by a friend to help their daughter with her final year art project. this project has butterflies mounted within frames that she would like to move when someone passes by the display. as i am aware there will be multiple butterflies and she would like the all to move:

at different speeds and
at random times
at random butterflies.

I will going though with them collating which components we will need. I was going to start with Adafruit Motor/Stepper/Servo Shield for Arduino v2 Kit - v2.3 as a example to them.

would the quad AA battery pack have enough power for 8 servo motors?

I really could use a hand where to start with programming and building the basics.

any help is greatly appreciated.

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Hi Blair,

To keep this project simple, you could start with an Arduino Uno:
and use this servo shield:

There are great instructions on how to program the Arduino and servo shield here:

We have some great tutorials and workshops on programming the Arduino:

Hopefully that will get you started!
The 4AA battery pack should work fine for this many servos.

Hello Stephen, thanks so much for the response. loads to go though and i am sure i will be back with some coding questions.


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