This tutorial will show you how to make a flower that blooms and lights up using the Hummingbird Robotics Kit! This robot uses 1 servo/position motor to turn string attached to a wheel that will bloom the petals.
We recommend that you build the flower with a disposable coffee cup and the full-sized position servo, but this robot can also be made using any small cup that you have available. It can also be made using the Micro Servos that come with the Hummingbird Base Kit.
Build Time: 90-120 min (depending on skill level and design choice)
Hummingbird Robotics Kit Hardware
- Hummingbird Controller (Bit Controller pictured. The Duo Controller will also work)
- Battery Pack or AC Plug
- 2 tri-color LEDs
- 2 single color LEDs
- 1 position servo with its bag of accessories
- Plastic brick adapter
- Terminal tool
Suggested Craft Supplies
- Stiffened felt or cardboard for petals
- 2-3 straws
- String or yarn
- 2 pipe cleaners
- 1 pencil
- 1 paper cup
- Small piece of cardboard
- Masking tape
- Cutting mat
- Glue gun and hot glue
- Small Phillips head screwdriver
Now that you have built your flower, you are ready to program it! Lessons are available for these three block-based languages.