Creating a Dodgeball That Can Put Itself Away




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Introduction: Creating a Dodgeball That Can Put Itself Away

I was inspired by Moen's Reflex technology to build a dodgeball that put's itself away. Check out this video to see it in action!

Step 1: Cut Your Dodgeball Open

The first step is to core out your dodgeball and place a Sphero inside of it.

It might take you a couple of tries to get the size of the opening and the center correct to fit it in.

I used just a sharp pocket knife to make the first cut and to core our the dodgeball rotated the knife inside the ball like I was mixing dough for cookies.

Step 2: Connect to Your Sphero App

Before you seal up your Sphero into dodgeball, connect it to the app so you'll be able to drive it.

I recommend Sphero's multidrive app, so you can drive more than one at a time. (android only though)

When connecting to your app, mark the outside of the ball with the 3 color name that the ball flashes.

Ex. Red Blue White would be RBW. That will be essential when you are trying to identify multiple balls.

Step 3: Seal Up Dodgeball

Seal up your dodgeball with a hot glue gun. Use liberally. It takes a lot to keep it closed.

After that, enjoy driving you're new



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