Interactive Useless Box




Box will open after you will touch it.

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Step 1: Materials

Servo motor, Electronic Brick - Touch (Sensor/Button Brick), Breadboard, wires, cable, Arduino Leonardo.

Step 2: Laser Cut

Plan could be done in any graphic program. Stroke 0,02pt. slot papa-should be bigger than slot mama on 0,04 pt. Elements which are inside, should be another color. File should be in .pdf format.

Step 3: –°onnection

Connect Sensor Brick and Servo motor with Arduino. For this you have to use Breadboard, because for all two devices you will need to use Power slot.

1. To connect Servo motor with Arduino you need to connect black wire with GND (Power) on Arduino,yellow wire with Digital slot (i did with number 9), red with Breadboard. With one extra wire connect Breadboard with Power 5V.

2. To connect Sensor Brick with Arduino you need to connect Slot G with GRD (Digital), slot V with Breadboard, which connected with Power 5V, slot S with slot (for example number 2, Digital).

3. Connect Arduino to computer with cable.

Step 4: Coding Arduino

For Servo motor you have to write angle of pushing lid and also time, for how long box will be open.

Step 5: Fasten Components Inside the Box

Fasten Servo motor and Sensor Brick inside the box.

Step 6: Enjoy the Result

This is how it looks when everything done.

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    7 Discussions


    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you a lot! It's just very sensitive sensor, which recognise hand through the holes on the top of the box.


    5 years ago

    Realy smart idea! It would have been great if you had an video of it in action :)

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    Reply 5 years ago

    Thank you! The video is on the Step 6.