Mini Toy Well

Introduction: Mini Toy Well

Hey guys -

I find wells to be delightfully spooky, so I wanted to make a small model that could serve as a base for a larger well later on. This is the toy version, but stay tuned later for a larger model that will include a sensor and pendulum! .... The Well Ghost Sensor Version 1.111222



Copper wire

Alligator clips


Power supply module

L293D bridge

9V adaptor

(6) Jumper wires

3V DC motor

Arduino R3 Board


Soldering iron/gun + soldering filament


Step 1: Step 1: Obtaining the Well

Please go to the following link to fabricate the well:

You may use filament as sticks, but I found that it was too flimsy—you can use any sort of 3mm sturdy rod.

Step 2: Step 2: Refer to Pics Included for Wiring and Assembly

There's not much to say here—the magic is in the code. Wiring is simple and standard for a DC motor. Everything is included in the pictures. Please do not connect the motor straight to the Uno board.

Step 3: Step 3: Inputting the Code

Refer to pic :)

Step 4: Step 4: C'est Le Well Prototype

Use whatever to test the DC motor. This is a prototype for a larger project and can be augmented to suit personal taste...Have fun ;).

A fun idea could be including a motion, ultrasonic, or IR sensor and then using that to drive an additional motor to produce a mechanical action. Thanks for visiting!!

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    2 years ago

    Hello Spring
    I think the tutorial is great, most things are clear. I would suggest though to make the opening clearer. So we know that you are making a well, but what the coding is for?
    also would be great if you made the code available in step 3 and viewer can copy and past it rather than just look at the image.


    2 years ago

    Nice work!