Create a cardboard chameleon with rotating eyes and blow out tongue with littleBits
9V battery, littleBits battery cable, littleBits power Bit, littleBits servo Bit, Blutack, Marker, Scissors / Penknife, Paper fasteners, PipecleanersBuy this activity
Set up the circuit as shown
9V battery, littleBits battery cable, littleBits powerBit, littleBits servo
Trace the circular servo attachment on a piece of cardboard. Use pencil instead of marker (as per photo) to avoid stains on the circular attachment.
Cut out the cardboard circle
Circular servo attachment, pencil, cardboard, scissors
Draw the parts of the chameleon as shown.
Use the cardboard circle cut out earlier to trace a circle on the chameleon.
Cardboard, Pencil, Marker
Attach circular servo attachment to cardboard circle with blutack.
Cardboard circle, 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.
Cardboard, 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.
Cardboard, Paper fasteners
Cut a strip of cardboard to make the stand in photo.
Cardboard, Scissors, Paper fastener
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).
Cardboard, Servo, Paper fastener, Pipecleaner
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)