Are you tired of getting fully dressed to go play outside and really wanting to make a snow angel, but you don't want to get your clothes wet, or full of snow, but you really would like to have the shape of an angel on your yard? Well, you no longer have to worry as I have a solution for you, a robot that makes the snow angels for you. The best part is that you can use this robot on sand too, so no one will feel left out!
For this project, you will need;
-Arduino Uno connected to your computer with a USB chord
-Two servo motors
-A bunch of jumper wires
Step 1: Connecting the Servo Motors
The first thing you have to do to get to the final product is to wire/connect the servo motors to a breadboard. For this project, you will need two servo motors. Follow these steps to connect them:
1. Connect the ground to one of the negative parts on the breadboard. Then connect the 5v to one of the positive sides of the breadboard as can be seen in the picture above.
2. Connect the black/darkest color wires of servo motors to different spots on the negative part of the breadboard which is connected to the ground. Then connect the red wires to positive spots on the breadboard at which the 5v is connected to.
3.Connect the yellow wires of the servo motors to different pin numbers. Like for example, I connected mine to 3 and 4.
Step 2: The Code
This code will make the wing shape of the angel the first servo motor has to start from 40 degrees and then go to 140 degrees and then go back. It will make the other servo motor start at 90 degrees, go to 140 degrees and the move to 40 degrees. The servo motors have to both be placed sideways for this project to work.
int servoPin = 3;
Servo Servo1, Servo2 ;
Step 3: Making the Product
Unfortunately, I did not have time to make the actual product but here's what you could have done.
1.You would need some kind of sticks, to tape on the servo motors. On one of the servo motors, you would have to tape the stick to the servo motor at its halfway point, so that there are equal amount of the stick on both of the sides.
2. For the other servo motor, you would have to tape the stick so that only one side of the servo motor has a stick attached to it.
3. To make the figure more secure, and to get the best outcome, you should tape cardboard around the sticks, so that when the robot is put into use, it will give you more of a snow angel shape.
4. The last thing you need to do would be to attach the two servos together so that the Servo1 is on the top and the Servo2 is on the bottom. This can be done by taking a flat stick, something like a popsicle stick and then taping the Servo1 on the top of it and servo2 on the bottom of the stick.
5. If you want to add that extra detail to your project, you could make a ball shaped object out of cardboard and tape it on the top of the stick so that when you put it in snow, there will be a head shape within the object.