Published on March 27, 2017
My son and I decided to animate a LEGO creation. What we made is a wind-powered fish shop. We added lights on top of the conveyor belt used by the fisherman to unload their catch of the day at the shop.
The main challenge of this invention was to teach a 6-year-old child how to connect 4 action bits (2 LED and 2 DC Motor) to a single power source. We found out that attaching a DC motor to a brick adaptor or a mounting board is essential to bring stability to your invention. Otherwise, your bits will not stay in place due to the vibration or the motion.
We took time to think about how the bits impact the shop design. Because our project animates three different area, we originally used 4 wire bits to connect the action bits. After we made the video, we remixed the bits. We're able to only use 1 wire bit to connect all circuits together.