Meet the jitterbug, a simple dancing robot that is made with the Hummingbird Robotics Kit and common craft materials.
The jitterbug uses LEDs, position servos, and a light sensor, making it a great starter robot.
Build Time: 30-60 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 Position Servos (Your servo may look different)
- 2 Servo Horns (Pictured: Double Arm Servo Horns. You may use any that are included in your kit for this robot.)
- 2 Single Color LEDs
- 1 Tri-Color LED
- 1 Light Sensor
*All of these parts are included in any Hummingbird Robotics Kit
Suggested Craft Supplies
- Hot Glue Gun
- Heavy Duty Hole Punch
- Pipe Cleaner
- 2 Small Sections of Scrap Cardboard
- Cardboard Tube
Make 2 dots towards the center of the cardboard tube. These will be your jitterbug’s eyes. Make sure they are close to the center, because you need to leave room on the sides of the cardboard tube for the servos.
Draw a third dot in the center of the cardboard tube, just above your jitterbug’s eyes. This is where your jitterbug’s antenna will be located.