Animate your favourite character with littleBits!

Break down images into basic shapes and create an animated version with recycled materials!


You'll need

  1. littleBits (9V battery, battery cable, power Bit, long LED Bit, servo Bit)
  2. cardboard
  3. paper fasteners
  4. pipecleaners
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Step 1

Instructions

  1. Choose your favourite character / creature and break it down into basic shapes. Draw out the draft on paper / directly on cardboard. (10min)



Materials

Cardboard, marker


Step 2

Instructions

  1. Cut out the carboard shapes. (5min)



Materials

Cardboard, scissors


Step 3

Instructions

  1. Assemble cardboard shapes using paper fasteners. (5min)



Materials

Cardboard, paper fasteners


Step 4

Instructions

  1. Build the littleBits circuit as shown.
  2. Cut and fold a cardboard strip into a triangular stand for the character. Attach it the the cardboard character with paper fastener.
  3. Attach another cardboard strip to the triangular stand to hold the servo bit.
  4. Secure the servo to the cardboard strip with pipecleaners. Poke holes in the cardboard with fasteners.



Materials

9V battery, littleBits (battery cable, power Bit, long LED, servo), cardboard, paper fasteners, pipecleaner


Step 5

Instructions

Close up of littleBits circuit




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Step 6

Instructions

Overall assembly of littleBits circuit onto cardboard character




Materials


Step 7

Instructions

Decorate your creation! (10min)




Materials

markers, crayons, googly eyes, pipecleaners or recyclables


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