Or... if you still want to add to the cool factor, but don't want to deal with the steering interaction:Originally Posted by masch
You can buy a small timer IC or a ready made circuit even, along with some low-speed motors. When the car starts, the motors could be turned on for like 1-2 seconds to turn the lights to face out. When the car is turned off, the motors reverse polarity and turn the lights back to the front position.
I always liked how the pop-up headlights looked. You'd turn the car on, and they'd pop up. Here, you'd turn the car on, and the lights would turn on and then swivel out, increasing your visibility in a cool little display.