Every year my family has a contest to see who can make the best gift wrapping job.  My little nephew LOVES trucks and construction equipment.  So I figured I would make some trucks drive around on the lid of a box for him.  I went through a few ideas and bounced some ideas off of my friend Ben.  We came up with the idea of dragging the trucks around with magnets.  Now anyone can make stuff go in a circle.  I wanted to up the ante a bit and have the trucks drive a serpentine path.  I came up with the idea of using scotch tape as a conveyor belt.

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Step 1: Materials

Foam core board- you can buy this from $1.25 to $7.00 per sheet so shop around.
Poster board- wal mart 97 cents per sheet.
foam sheets (for trees and fish) $1 for a bag of assorted colours
exacto knife
rubber band
3 toy trucks $1
clear tape
patience (not pictured because I used it all up)
some sort of motor / gear / wheel system
battery holder

amazingly engineered using the motors and all. but have you seen these.<br /> <br /> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6A6VvV8GiUw<br /> <br /> These trucks drive around paths marked out in black using sensors on the underside and cost about &pound;3 on ebay.<br /> <br /> may have made this a lot easyer for you. would have LOVED my presents wrapped like this this year. <br />
&nbsp;This is really cool !
&nbsp;that shoulda been the present! lol
&nbsp;Excellent&nbsp;Job! I think that the box may have been more entertaining than what was inside it...
For sure!&nbsp; It was just an extra large coloring book in the box.&nbsp; The box was very well received.<br />
&nbsp;Hahaha<br /> <br /> Great job!<br />
Incredible. Good job =]<br />

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