How toBuild A Coded Kinetic Creature
9 steps
What you’ll need
5-8 pieces
Chenille Stems
1
Colored LED’s (5mm)
1
AA Battery
1
Styrofoam Shape
4
Sticky Foam Pieces
3
Colored Craft Sticks
1
Hobby Motor
1
1” Reusable Bicycle Inner Tube
1
3V Coin Cell Battery
1
2” Hot Glue Stick
2
Brass Fasteners
Measure, cut, and apply sticky foam to all sides of styrofoam shape.
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Shape 2 pipe cleaners and poke them into your shape.
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Make it stand! Poke 3 popsicle sticks onto the bottom of the styrofoam. Check for balance.
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Turn on your LED light by touching the long leg to the positive (+) side of the coin cell battery.
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Attach the coin cell battery and LED to your creature using sticky foam.
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Make it spin! Slide wires under bands at ends of battery (=on). Disconnect to open circuit (=off).
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Make it wiggle! Stick motor+battery to creature w/sticky foam. Hot glue will need space to spin!
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Decorate your creature with pipe cleaners, brass fasteners, etc.
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Test to see if you creature can stand on 3 legs and move! Adjust as necessary.
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