Oblobots! is an educational do it yourself parametric platform that help parents and teachers introduce children to simple electrical circuits. It consists on a kit of a 20 cm customizable robot assembled from printed parts. The main part of the robot is the body where children will placed a 4.5V or 9V battery that will be able conect leds, small motors and speakers with hand made conductive plasticine.
To celebrate Jameco Build Night during August 2013, we used the assorted led components to run another iteration of this workshop at Makespace Madrid. It was a really crowded and successful night and we'd like to thank Jameco and the Instructables team for their support.
Let's see what we need to make these Oblobot:
* 3D printed parts of the robot.
1 cup Water
1 1/2 cups Flour
(A gluten free version of this dough can be made by replacing the flour with gluten-free flour.)
1/4 cup Salt
3 Tbsp. Cream of Tartar /or/ 9Tbsp. of Lemon Juice
1 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil
1 Food Coloring
* 4.5V battery.
* 2 mini servo motors.
* some leds for the eyes of the robot.
* 1 speaker
* Mini Jack
Step 1: Download the design for your 3D printer.
To start making some circuits with the conductive plasticine, the most important part of the robot is the body. The LEDs, mini servo motors and others are powered by coin cell 4.5V batteries that fit in the torso.