This Instructable is brought to you by my Electronic Origami Class. Where we build small electronic circuits and put them into an origami body.
In the Christmas spirit, I am showing you my way of putting a solar powered vibrating motor into a peace crane.
http://www.solarbotics.com/products/bscc3733a-mse-2/ (solar kit I used)
You can uses other kits, or build your own by getting a bigger solar panel and parts. But this is what i'm using. I am also using different parts then on the kit. My teachers use different parts for what we were doing. But anywhoo, on with the Instructable!
Step 1: The Electronic Portion
This PDF will show you how to wire your solar robotics kit. It also comes with a parts list. Its ok if the part numbers are not exactly alike on the solar cell. The kit I posted a link for will work perfectly.
There are a thousand or more Instructable's on how to surface solder so I am not going to get into that.
I built this in class and at the time of posting this, one of my capacitors broke off so I cannot show you a video of this working. But rest assured It does work. I do not own a soldering iron. Yet....
The little yellow thing on the pic is a pager motor we had so it makes the crave vibrate. The big yellow thing is a big capacitor.
Step 2: Folding the Peace Crane
In order to make the folding as pain free as possible, I found a link that helps fold Peace cranes with no confusion!
This will help you make the crane really easily. Or if not, there are a billion other Instructable's and websites to help you fold the peace crane.
Step 3: Adding the Electronics
Just like the tin man, we are going to be giving this crane a "heart"
First your gonna want to cut the top part of the crane off.
I was having issues with the big capacitor, so I had to cut a hole in the bottom of the poor crane.
Step 4: Insert Electronics.
Now, place your electronic piece with the solar cell getting as much exposure as possible. This wasn't how I originally planned to put it in there, but hey! it works doesn't it?
Step 5: If It Had Worked...
If one of the capacitors hadn't have fallen off, I would have shown a video of the crane vibrating around in good sunlight, but alas. No Cigars.
But now this crane has a heart! :D
I am not a medical student, I am an engineer. So all you other engineers out there, please leave constructive feedback!