Make a Balancing Game!

Instructions

The Balancing Game is basically a seesaw on top of a pyramid. The motor is on top of the pyramid, and the Quirkbot hangs freely from the servo cable so you can use is as a touch pad with your hands.

This is what you need to get started:

  • 1 Scissor
  • 10 Straws
  • 1 Quirkbot

BUILDING INSTRUCTIONS

1.
First, make the servo mount so you will have a base to start from.

2.
Continue by making the pyramid shape, but use the servo mount in one of the corners.

 

3.
Lastly, let’s make the bridge that will be attached to the horn of the Servo Motor. Note that you should use the 2-legged Strawbee attached on the servo as one of the middle in Strawbees in this drawing.

CHALLENGES:
- Can you use another sensor to control the servo-motor?
- What is your highest score with your eyes closed, being able to grab what it is that you’re balancing on the quirkbot?
- Can you pass the ball from one Balance Game Structure to another? 
- Can you program the Quirkbot to keep the ball on top without having to touch it?


PROGRAM YOUR THE BALANCING GAME

 
 

This is an example program of how to interact with the Servo Motor through Circuit Touch. Try it out with your own Balancing Game!

GO TO THIS EXAMPLE CODE