Introduction: Popsicle Launcher

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Items used:

1.Soldering kit

2.Electric tape

3.Glue gun

4.Popsicle sticks x 4

5.Cutters

6.9V Battery

7.DC motor

8.Snap connectors

9.SPST switch

Step 1: Wiring the Switch

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connected one lead from the battery snap connector to one end of the switch

Step 2: Solder

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every connection was soldered

Step 3: Other Lead

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I had another scrap wire that I connected to the other connection on the switch. it should look like this by now :)

Step 4: Dc Motor

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then connect and eventually solder the to leads in the previous step to the DC motor.

Step 5: Test

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connect the battery and test, success!!!

Step 6: Frame

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take 2 popsicle sticks and arrange/glue them to the battery and motor in this sandwich-like arrangement.

Step 7: Switch Holder

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A 3rd popsicle stick will hold the switch in this manner. I used more glue to hold this together.

Step 8: Trim/clean Up

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I eventually used electrical tape on the batt and motor to ensure they stay put and cut off some protrusions.

Step 9: Make a Hole in the Prop

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the propeller...i had a small screwdriver with roughly the same size as the shaft of the dc motor. i made the hole by heating the screwdriver up (candle) and poking thru the popsicle stick. (bcs i like to play with fire)

Step 10: Form the Twist

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twist the propsicle (prop+pop) sorry not that funny :/

Step 11: ENJOY!!!

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then go outside and HAVE FUN!!!!!!!

please make sure to check out the video (above) for more info and if anything feel free to ask away. I'm still new at this so it may take me a minute.

Comments

bacardiman04 (author)2017-04-16

looks neat. problem with video link

DADDIY (author)bacardiman042017-04-16

Hey sorry that the link didnt work im not sure what happened but if you'd like here it is https://youtu.be/CrEpzsJoqGk
I appreciate you checking this project out!

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