The basic build for the Blinking Star is as simple as it gets. Put Dual Color LED’s over the legs of the Quirkbot, and hold it in place with a straw.
This is what you need to get started:
- 5 Straws
- 1 Quirkbot
- 5 Dual Color LED’s
1. Squeeze the leads gently together to make them grab the Quirkbot arm better.
2. The long lead of the LED goes on the front. Push it all the way down!
3. Put a straw over the LED and the Quirkbot arm. This will help keep the component in place.
PROGRAM YOUR BLINKING STAR
The super tiny LED's on the surface of the Quirkbot are normal LED's. Control these with the single dot LED in CODE. The external components in the Quirkbot package are Dual Colored LED's. Those can glow in blue and red, so use those when programming light on the legs of the Quirkbot!
A Wave is always good to use to send a signal to the LED's so the light animates. Check out the example code to see how they can work together.
This is an example program you can start with to make your Quirkbot blink all over. If you change the values, the blinking patterns will change as you program it. The List will cycle through LED's in different places so it blinks in a circle.