Create a cardboard chameleon with rotating eyes and blow out tongue with littleBits
YOU WILL NEED
1 x 9V battery
littleBits battery cable
1 x littleBits power Bit
1 x littleBits servo Bit
Scissors / Penknife
Set up the circuit as shown
- 1 x 9V battery
- 1 x littleBits battery cable
- 1 xlittleBits powerBit
- 1 x littleBits servo
(a) Trace the circular servo attachment on a piece of cardboard.
(b) Use pencil instead of marker (as per photo) to avoid stains on the circular attachment.
(c) Cut out the cardboard circle
- 1 x Circular servo attachment
(a) Draw the parts of the chameleon as shown.
(b) Use the cardboard circle cut out earlier to trace a circle on the chameleon.
Attach circular servo attachment to cardboard circle with blutack.
- Cardboard circle (from previous step)
- Circular servo attachment
- Blu tack
Cut out the cardboard chameleon
- Scissors / penknife
Cut out the circle where the eye should be. Trim if necessary to ensure the cardboard eye can rotate easily within the eye socket hole.
- Scissors / Penknife
Attach the movable parts of the chameleon to its body with paper fasteners.
Fold in the ends of the paper fasteners so that each part can move with ease.
- Paper fasteners
Cut a strip of cardboard to make the stand in photo
- 1 x Paper fasteners
Cut out another cardboard strip.
Attach the servo to cardboard strip as shown (poke holes in cardboard strip with paper fastener, poke pipecleaner through and tie around servo).
- Servo (from previous step)
- Paper fastener
Attach the cardboard stand with servo and cardboard eye to chameleon using paper fastener.
(Optional) Attach a party blower behind as the chameleon's tongue.
- Paper fastener
- Party blower (optional)
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