littleBits Chameleon

Create a cardboard chameleon with rotating eyes and blow out tongue with littleBits


You'll need

  • 1 x 9V battery
  • littleBits battery cable
  • 1 x littleBits power Bit
  • 1 x littleBits servo Bit
  • Blutack
  • Marker
  • Scissors / Penknife
  • Paper fasteners
  • Pipecleaners
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Step 1

Instructions

Set up the circuit as shown




Materials

9V battery, littleBits battery cable, littleBits powerBit, littleBits servo


Step 2

Instructions

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




Materials

Circular servo attachment, pencil, cardboard, scissors


Step 3

Instructions

Draw the parts of the chameleon as shown.
Use the cardboard circle cut out earlier to trace a circle on the chameleon.




Materials

Cardboard, Pencil, Marker


Step 4

Instructions

Attach circular servo attachment to cardboard circle with blutack.




Materials

Cardboard circle, Circular servo attachment, Blu tack


Step 5

Instructions

Cut out the cardboard chameleon




Materials

Cardboard
Scissors / penknife


Step 6

Instructions

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.




Materials

Cardboard, Scissors / Penknife


Step 7

Instructions

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.




Materials

Cardboard, Paper fasteners


Step 8

Instructions

Cut a strip of cardboard to make the stand in photo.




Materials

Cardboard, Scissors, Paper fastener


Step 9

Instructions

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).




Materials

Cardboard, Servo, Paper fastener, Pipecleaner


Step 10

Instructions

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.




Materials

Paper fastener, Party blower (optional)


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