In this article we will be creating a customisable mini float.
- Foam board or any stiff board material that can easily be cut by a box cutter
- Split pins
- Rubber bands
- Coloured paper
- The PDF template
|Pololu wheels||Pololu caster||***Pololu motors***||Pololu motor mount|
***NOTE***: Follow this tutorial to solder cables to motor.
|Power Station||WiFi/Bluetooth||Motor Driver||Battery pack|
- Box cutter
- Cut out and trace the template onto your foam board making sure to mark out any holes.
- Carefully cut out the traced shape with a box cutter.
- Thread rubber band through the two cut outs in the centre.
- Stretch the rubber band over the two cut outs as shown below.
- Insert the split pins into the 4 marked positions at the edge of the disk. Make sure to insert the pin heads on the side where the rubber bands are vertical to the pins.
- Open the split pin legs to secure them to the disc.
- On the side with the split pin heads mount your two motors and caster in the positions below.
- Connect up the stack of blocks and connect it to the battery.
- Mount the battery to the chassis by slipping it through the two elastic bands.
- Use the four split pins on the chassis to mount your blocks. They should magnetically connect with the four magnets on the bottom of the Power Station Block.
- Insert motor pins to the Motor Driver Block. Make sure they are pushed in shiny sides up.
- Your car is now ready to use.
Personalising your car
- Glue the long rectangular template onto a piece of cardboard.
- Cut the cardboard to size.
- Insert the folded cardboard as below
- Slide the strap under the elastic bands on the car
- Use the coloured paper to create a cover for your platform. Use the image below as inspiration and get creative.
- Use glue or bluetac to attach your picture to the flat section of the tab
Follow the Car controller tutorial to configure your Motor Driver Block.
- Add the logic below inside your Car Controller Logic Maker to control the motion of your car.
Watch as your creation moves around!