A Gingerbread Village Brought to Life using Our Actuators

A Gingerbread Village Brought to Life using Our Actuators

Adam Morissette
Adam Morissette
PA Engineer

Each year, we receive stories of creative innovations using our actuator products, and the year 2018 saw some interesting inventions such as the Japanese style hidden table lift project, the flight simulator, and the Barbershop success story. Lucky for us it didn’t stop there and 2018 ended on a positive note for our customer in Seattle.

Volunteers from Seattle’s top architecture firms, Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl (GHD) Architecture, and Master Builders Association together with Seattle Sheraton, Chef David Mestl & JDRF "Elf", Zane Alexander, designed a beautiful Gingerbread Castle which was displayed at the Sheraton Grand hotel, Seattle. Themed around the whimsical world of ‘How the Grinch stole Christmas’, the gingerbread village saw 5 stunning display of houses. The event was a fundraiser for the Northwest chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

While onlookers of all ages marveled at all the larger-than-life gingerbread creations, we were specially fascinated by the creative use of our actuator product. The Christmas tree in the Gingerbread castle was powered by our Progressive Automations actuator PA-09-30-300 and controlled by an Arduino Controller.

“The tree went on display in November and ran continuously through Christmas and New Year’s. The motor remained operational through the entire duration of the event and was a huge success,” said Michael Krause, Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl Architecture.

gingerbread village actuator

If you’ve worked or working on a project using our linear actuators, we would love to know more about it. Email us at sales@progressiveautomations.com
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