Introduction: Move Circuit Assembly

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In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make your designs move around using the Move Circuit Assembly, which combines a vibration motor, slideswitch, and battery.

Let's get started!

Step 1: Gather Your Parts

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To build the Move Circuit Assembly, you will need three electronic components:

  1. Vibration motor
  2. Slideswitch
  3. Coin cell battery

    Find all Move electronic components on Sparkfun

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    You'll also need the following parts and tools:

    1. The 3D printed Move Circuit Assembly holder
    2. Needle-nose pliers

    1. Gather all your electronic components, your 3D printed Move holder, and needle-nose pliers.
    2. Continue to the next step.

    Step 2: Add the Vibration Motor

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    1. Peel the adhesive backing from the vibration motor and stick the motor to the back of the 3D printed holder.
    2. Guide the blue wire into the channel on the left side of the holder such that the exposed part of the wire is at the center of the base. In the next step, we'll add the battery, which needs to make contact with the exposed end of the blue wire.
    3. Continue to the next step.

    Step 3: Place Your Coin Cell Battery Into the Holder

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    1. Add your coin cell battery into the holder with the positive side (+) of the battery facing up. The negative side of the battery should be touching the blue wire. Make sure that the red wire from the vibration motor is not underneath the battery.

    Step 4: Add Your Slideswitch

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    1. Add your slideswitch through the front of the holder so that the three pins face the back of the assembly and the bottom pin is touching the positive side of the battery. Press down on the battery when inserting the switch to ensure the battery is underneath the switch pins.
    2. Continue to the next step.

    Step 5: Connect the Vibration Motor and Slideswitch

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    The last step is to connect the vibration motor to the switch so it's easy to turn on and off.

    1. Thread the positive (red) wire from the vibration motor into the hole of the middle pin of the slideswitch, ensuring that the wire does not touch the bottom pin of the switch.
    2. Use needlenose pliers to help secure the wire to the pin and ensure that the wire does not touch any other pin of the slideswitch.


      You may want to slide the switch to the top position to prevent your motor from turning on when you are wiring the switch.

    Step 6: Turn the Switch On!

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    Turn the Move Circuit Assembly on by pulling the switch to the bottom position. At this point, your assembly should be moving!

    Congratulations on assembling your Move Circuit Assembly!


    keebie81 (author)2017-06-22

    You forgot the link to tinkercad to get the 3d file

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