Videos and Recipes


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    Start with your circuit: power + wire + light sensor + wire + DC motor

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    Make 3 wheels. Trace a cup on cardboard to get perfect circles. What other objects can be a wheel? (Try a CD!)

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    Make the base out of cardboard. Cut a slot in the cardboard wide enough to fit the wheel.

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    Place modules on cardboard base. Use tape to hold the modules down.

  5. 5

    Add wheel to the motor mate. You can use a pen to poke a hole through the wheel where the motor mate will go. Then place the motor mate onto the DC motor.

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    Poke skewer through two remaining wheels and glue them in place. These will be the back two wheels. The skewer will be your axle.

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    Now attach the back wheels. Cut a rectangle out of paper and fold it in half. Them place it over the axle and tape it down. (Tip: don't make it too tight. The axle should be able to spin.)

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    Time to drive! Optional: Draw and cut out a figure of your self to attach to the three wheeler. Now you have someone to drive it!

Bits used (5)


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Other Materials Used (5)

  • cardboard box 1
  • marker 1
  • paper 1
  • tape 1
  • wooden skewer 1

Tools (3)

  • box cutter
  • motor mate
  • pen
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