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Moving Collage

by emily_littlebits

Published on August 2, 2016

Invent interactive artwork that can wiggle and dance on your command. Bring the walls to life with unique moving masterpieces you create with imagery from magazines, a poster on the wall, or the art you made in school. 

How To Make It

STEP 1 :

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BUILD YOUR CIRCUIT.

STEP 2 :

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PRESS THE SERVO HUB ONTO THE SERVO.

STEP 3 :

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PRESS THE SERVO INTO THE SERVO MOUNT FROM THE SIDE AND SCREW IN.

STEP 4 :

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CONNECT THE MECHANICAL ARM TO THE SERVO HUB.

STEP 5 :

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PRESS ADHESIVE SHOES ONTO YOUR CIRCUIT.

STEP 6 :

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SET SERVO TO SWING MODE.

STEP 7 :

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TEST YOUR CIRCUIT. Turn the power on and twist the dimmer knob. The servo arm should swing back and forth.

STEP 8 :

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MAKE THE STORY OF YOUR MOVING COLLAGE. You will need two images. Cut out a background image and a moving image.

STEP 9 :

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ATTACH THE MOVING IMAGE TO THE MECHANICAL ARM.

STEP 10 :

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MOUNT YOUR BACKGROUND IMAGE TO THE WALL AND TAPE ALL FOUR CORNERS DOWN WELL.

STEP 11 :

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PEEL THE BACK OFF THE ADHESIVE SHOES AND STICK YOUR CIRCUIT TO THE COLLAGE.

STEP 12 :

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SET IT IN MOTION! Twist the dimmer to make the animated element move faster or slower across the background.

STEP 13 : PLAY!

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HANG YOUR MOVING COLLAGE UP IN YOUR ROOM and let people turn the dimmer and interact with your artwork. What are their reactions?

STEP 14 : HOW IT WORKS

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  • The POWER Bit sends signal into the circuit.
  • The DIMMER controls how much signal moves through to the servo.
  • The speed of the SERVO depends on the amount of signal it receives from the dimmer. The more signal it receives, the faster it swings.

STEP 15 : REMIX

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TRY SOME OF THESE IDEAS TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR INVENTION. THEN COME UP WITH YOUR OWN!

  • MAKE IT 3D Turn your artwork into a game. Throw paper planes through a moving hoop. Test your precision skills by speeding up the target.
  • ADD LIGHTING EFFECTS. Try it out in the dark! What happens if you add a bargraph to your circuit?
  • MAKE IT INTERACTIVE. Can you make your artwork respond to sound? Try swapping the sound trigger in for the dimmer to make your circuit sound-reactive.

STEP 16 : SHARE

TAKE VIDEOS OF EACH MOVING COLLAGE YOU MAKE TO CREATE AN ONLINE GALLERY! Post to the littleBits Invent app and share it with friends and family.

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