The Tardis

This instructable was created in fulfillment of the project requirement of the Makecourse at the University of South Florida

In the next few step anyone can create their own working Tardis. The Tardis works off the Arduino control system and every part in made by a 3-D printing machine. This instructable will show the 3-D parts, the library, and the Arduino sketches.

Step 1: 3-D Parts

Here are the 3-D prints that will need to be printed and what I have printed.

Also i have attached the parts, so if need be one can look at how I made my parts and go from there.

Step 2: The Arduino and Parts

Here are the parts that will be used in this project.

1. Arduino Uno

2. Breadboard

3. 9 Wires

4. Servo

5. Red LED Light

6. 120 ohm Resistor

To hook everything together I have the pictures of the fulling hooked up parts. When looking at the fulling assembled component the Red Led light is wired up to the breadboard. One wire is connected to the resistor, while the other is connected to the negative part on the breadboard. Another wire is connected to the other side of the resistor and the other side is connected to ground pin on the Arduino Uno. One wire is connected to the negative part of the breadboard and the other side is connected to pin 6.

Now the wiring for the Servo. on the servo one can see that you will need three wires to have it hooked up. The brown wire needs to be hooked up to the ground pin, the yellow wire needs to be hooked up to the pin 13, the orange wire needs to be hooked up to the 5 volt pin.

Step 3: Assembly 3-D Prints

Here is the assembly for this project. With the 3-D prints the top and bottom parts of the Tardis need to be glued together and after the gluing of the parts, I put in putty in the cracks and painted the whole parts dark blue. For the bottom piece I printed it but I did not use it for it was to heavy for the Servo.

Step 4: Arduino Code

Here is the coding I used for my rotating and blinking Tardis.

Step 5: Competed Tardis

Here is my completed Tardis. I hope anyone that makes this has as much fun as I did and it work successfully.



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    3 years ago on Introduction

    So it rotates and blinks? That's so cool! I love this idea so much!