I have always wanted to experiment with animated dioramas and this was my first try. My vision was that the trucks would move around an oval track at the top of the hill, into and out of the mountainside. The track was 3d-printed, but I couldn’t get the gears/motors to work as smoothly as I would have liked. The experiment taught me a lot about plasterwork, painting, working with balsa and epoxy, and miniature environmental design. The LED lighting used a Raspberry Pi controller and programming. There is a video below that pans over all of the elements.