by katherinne March 5, 2013

AIGA Workshop: Draws circles within circles and a random awkward blue mark all around.

Bits used: branch, dc motor , dimmer, power , vibration motor, wire


Videos and Recipes

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  1. 1

    Build the circuit! Connect the Bits in the following order: Power + Branch + Slide Dimmer + DC Motor. From a free side of the Branch, attach a Wire + Vibration Motor.

  2. 2

    Connect the circuit to a popsicle stick with the rubber bands. 

  3. 3

    Attach a plastic disk to the shaft of your DC Motor. See link below [d-shaft templates.pdf]

  4. 4

    Set the whole circuit on top of a plastic cup and affix it with tape. The DC Motor and plastic disk should be hanging off the cup and facing downward.

  5. 5

    Tape charcoals to the plastic disk. Make sure each charcoal is touching the drawing surface.

  6. 6

    Attach another piece of charcoal to the vibration motor.

  7. 7

    Make a cover for your robot, switch it on, and watch it mysteriously make marks.

Bits used (6)


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Other Materials Used (6)

  • pastels 1
  • plastic cup 1
  • plastic disk 1
  • popsicle sticks 1
  • rubberband 1
  • tape 1

Tools (1)

  • scissors

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