Introduction: Interactive Useless Box

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Box will open after you will touch it.

Step 1: Materials

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Servo motor, Electronic Brick - Touch (Sensor/Button Brick), Breadboard, wires, cable, Arduino Leonardo.

Step 2: Laser Cut

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Plan could be done in any graphic program. Stroke 0,02pt. slot papa-should be bigger than slot mama on 0,04 pt. Elements which are inside, should be another color. File should be in .pdf format.

Step 3: Сonnection

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Connect Sensor Brick and Servo motor with Arduino. For this you have to use Breadboard, because for all two devices you will need to use Power slot.

1. To connect Servo motor with Arduino you need to connect black wire with GND (Power) on Arduino,yellow wire with Digital slot (i did with number 9), red with Breadboard. With one extra wire connect Breadboard with Power 5V.

2. To connect Sensor Brick with Arduino you need to connect Slot G with GRD (Digital), slot V with Breadboard, which connected with Power 5V, slot S with slot (for example number 2, Digital).

3. Connect Arduino to computer with cable.

Step 4: Coding Arduino

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For Servo motor you have to write angle of pushing lid and also time, for how long box will be open.

Step 5: Fasten Components Inside the Box

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Fasten Servo motor and Sensor Brick inside the box.

Step 6: Enjoy the Result

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This is how it looks when everything done.


haru.hura.3 (author)2014-12-09

or truth. muscles that are difficult

IceKitty (author)haru.hura.32014-12-11

I know, it takes so much effort to lift a cover on a box X3

nodcah (author)2014-12-01

Cool! How does the button work?

All_be (author)nodcah2014-12-01

Thank you a lot! It's just very sensitive sensor, which recognise hand through the holes on the top of the box.

nodcah (author)All_be2014-12-02

Do you know happen to know what type of sensor?

ibenkos (author)2014-12-01

Realy smart idea! It would have been great if you had an video of it in action :)

All_be (author)ibenkos2014-12-01

Thank you! The video is on the Step 6.

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