Make a Steampunk Style Award Statuette




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Every years the company will reward the employees who had good performance in the past year, sometimes money or gifts. At Seeedstudio we also have such tradition. But, as a team with so many makers, we want something different.

This year, we made a beautiful steam punk style cup for those guys.

The Wio Link team got the "The Best Team Award". Here we will share the instructable of this cup.

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Step 1: A Video

Step 2: What Do We Need

Electronic modules

Grove Joint V2

Grove - Mini I2C Motor Driver


Li Battery


DC Input Connector


3mm bamboo board

3mm acrylic board

Step 3: Cut the Acrylic and Bamboo Board

Here we need a laser cutter to cut the acrylic and bamboo board.

You can find a laser cutter at a maker space. Or try the service supplied by Seeed.

Download the 2D file attached and cut it.

Please note that there are some small piece, don't lost them.

Step 4: Assembly Exploded Figure

Above image is an assembly exploded figure of the cup.

This will help you to know how to make the cup well.

Step 5: Fix the Top Part of the Cup

After we had cut the bamboo and acrylic board, we are going into the quite difficult step.

It's no an easy work, need some skill and patience, and it may cost half a day or even longer.

View the image attached and the assembly exploded figure to get details, anyway, things will come our finally.

Step 6: Fix the Base and Install the Motor

After the most difficult step, this step will be much more easier.

What you need to do is make a box on the base.

iew the image attached and the assembly exploded figure to get details

Step 7: Hardware Connect

In this system Grove Joint V2 as the controller.

Grove - Mini I2C Motor Driver connect to I2C Port of Joint, and drive the stepper.

D3 of Joint connect to WS2812B leds.

We need to do some soldering as well, to line out the button and 5V Input.

Step 8: Software Works

Seeeduino GPRS was in Arudino Leonardo bootloader. So if you had ever used Arudino, it's easy for you to make this step. If not please put hand on to getting started.

Click here to download the code.

1. The code you downloaded is not an Arduino library, it's a sketchbook, which is include all the library the project need.

2. Unzip the file you had downloaded, you will get a folder named Reward2015.

3. Open your Arduino IDE, click File > Preferences > Sketchbook Location, browse to the folder we had mentioned above - Reward2015. Then click OK to save it.

4. Close and re-open Arduino IDE, click File > Sketchbook > Reward, then the main code is open.

5. Choose the right board(Arduino Pro or Mini) and port to upload the code. Refer to the image above.

Step 9: Test It

Notice the button on the base, it is the power key and function button.

Short press to turn on/off the motor.

Long press to turn off the power.

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    8 Discussions


    3 years ago

    I'm in the process of creating awards for a robotics competition, and this is exactly the kinetic design that I've been dreaming of for the past few weeks; thanks for sharing!

    2 replies
    Seeed Studiowatchmeflyy

    Reply 3 years ago

    Sound great! Will you post an instructable when it's completed? can't wait to see it.

    watchmeflyySeeed Studio

    Reply 3 years ago

    Classes picked up so I never really got a chance to experiment, but I did incorporate gears (waterjet from 1/8-inch-thick aluminum sheet) on one of the awards. I added LED strips to the base too for a more interesting effect. :)


    3 years ago

    And the 2016 Award for the most Awesome Steampunk Award goes to Seeedstudio!

    Great 'ible too.

    2 replies

    3 years ago

    Hi, I love what you have created here! You really should name it Steampunk Style Award....because cups are usually cups for any achievements....the America Cup is a cup...etc

    1 reply
    Seeed Studiobricabracwizard

    Reply 3 years ago

    Thank you! Rename it already :)

    As English is not my mother tongue, will always make some joke and mistake.