Where's Waldo Tracker

Introduction: Where's Waldo Tracker

Have you ever been looking for Waldo in his book and got so frustrated? Well never fear the Waldo Tracker is here!

**Designed by a 12 year old student and her Media Specialist


3D Printed spheres or wooden beads for knobs
Wire String
Hot Glue Gun
Glue Stick

(Waldo Hat directions available upon request)
Material Needed for Waldo Hat
red and white fleece type fabric .25 yard each
red yarn for pompom (enough to wrap around your hand several times)

Step 1: Step 1: Make a Template for Your Tracker

Start by making a 4X5 inch template to cut out your cardboard pieces. You will need 2 of these.

Next make 1X4 inch templates to cut out for the sides of your tracker. You will need 4 of these.

Step 2: Step 2: Cardboard Cutting Tips

There is a great cardboard cutting tool called a Makedo. The Makedo will allow you to use the template you create to perforate your card board to make the cuts needed for the tracking device. (Similar to the tools used for carving pumpkins)

Once you have your cardboard perforated you can begin to cut with the Makedo tool. Trim the edges with scissors.

Step 3: Step 3: Glue Cardboard

Carefully heat up your glue gun.

Layout all of your pieces. We used a 3D printer to make 2 small spheres as knobs. You can use large beads or any other object that looks like knobs. Glue all sides, knobs, top and bottom to make a box shape.

Step 4: Step 4: Tracking Measure and Antennae

Cut out a large circle to place on the face of your tracking device.

Cut a small piece of straw for the antennae and wrap a thin wire around it. Hot glue the antennae to the top of the tracker. Use a glue stick to adhere the tracking meter to the front of your tracker.

Step 5: Step 5: Final Results

Check out our finished project. "Microchip" reader would be place in the pompom of the hat. Hat made of sewn red and white fabric.

We will create another Instructable on how to make the Waldo hat if anyone is interested. :-)

Designed and created by a 12 year old student with the help of her Media Specialist.

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