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MAKER4MAKER.NET - bear challenge example

More to come here, but this is to help you start to think about what's in a box for each project.

Remember of course that a school maker team assembling the box will also have set a particular project before the box is filled and despatched - this better bear project, and the other examples, is only indicative...

little better bear

Kit list might include:

a Build a Bear kit as a starter (like this one, but you can get better locally - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Make-Your-Teddy-Bear-Craft/dp/B00A391T0I)

A few LEDS
https://www.rapidonline.com/kingbright-l-7104id-5v-3mm-5v-high-efficiency-red-led-20mcd-56-1400

A tiny DC motor (to spin the bow tie, a a propellor on the bear's head, etc) http://www.banggood.com/Wholesale-Walkera-Super-CP-Mini-CP-MCPX-High-performance-Tail-Motor-p-68308.html?rmmds=buy

some cable tie wraps (a few, small) Velcro (the kind you sew in) Sewing kit (the kind you can get from hotels - or assemble your own)

A Piezo sensor -
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Piezo-electric-disk-transducer-15mm/dp/B01K8X9E5K/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1480433117
or
https://www.adafruit.com/products/166 (more sensitive)
The piezo sensor will work as a pressure sensor and can also work as a little speaker!


Then, to add some intelligent logic: Arduino -
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Module-Atmega328-Arduino-Compatible-16Mhz/dp/B01H78CQ1S/

Or an Arduino Bean (punchthrough.com) which will work with a mobile phone using Bean Loader, or Tickle


For power: Solar panel - http://www.banggood.com/6V-1_1W-200mA-Mini-Solar-Panel-Photovoltaic-Panel-p-1003920.html

or an AA battery box - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Black-Battery-Holder-Storage-Leads/dp/B00H8SKE0S/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1480433299&sr=8-2&keywords=aa+battery+box

Some wires (24awg), maybe a couple of connectors, and possibly a breadboard.. debate here about connecting wires - if solder then a soldering iron and solder needed, ———

Other tools It is really a case of laying these components out, then thinking what tools are needed - wire strippers, pliers, screwdriver? Glue?

and so on... and it all needs to fit into a box of course.

little box

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this page created August, 2016 and last updated Wednesday, February 8, 2017 15:02 by Stephen Heppell