DESIGN a THINKING HAT!

Instructions

The easiest way to make your thinking hat is by putting a waving Servo Motor on top of a pyramid.

This is what you need to get started:

  • Scissors
  • 6 Straws
  • 3 3-legged Strawbees
  • 1 Quirkbot & Backback
  • 1 Servo-motor
  • 3 1-legged Strawbees
  • 2 2-legged Strawbees
  • Plastic blade attached to servo-motor
  • Small screwdriver

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

Continue by making the pyramid shape, but use the servo mount in one of the corners. On the servo arm, you can attach a straw and the Quirkbot on top and start decorating!

 
 

 

BUILDING TIPS

Connect a 2-legged Strawbee to the arm on the Servo, called the servo horn. Do this before you attach the servo horn to the motor with the little screw.

 

The servo horn and Strawbee are held in place by a straw overlapping bth-

This can be a little bit tricky! Try wiggling the Strawbee leg up and down a bit to get the straw over the servo horn. Or make the opening of the straw a little larger with a pencil

 

 

PROGRAM YOUR THINKING HAT

Drag a Wave into your CODE area and connect it to a Servo Motor. Be sure to set the place where it's connected on the backpack: SERVO_BP1 or SERVO_BP2.

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 Coloured LED's. Those can glow in blue and red, so use those when programming light on the legs of the Quirkbot!

This is a part of the example program you can start with to make your waving Thinking Hat. In the example there are also ready-made connections which will light up Dual Colored LED's if you connect them to the Quirkbot legs.   

GO TO THIS EXAMPLE CODE