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How to make a dancing robot at home using Havi Elements

Last Updated on 29/06/24 0

Who likes to dance? What about the idea of making a robot that dances for you? Yes, we can make a basic dancing robot using Havi Elements and DC motor.

This self moving robot is easy to make at home and schools. If you’re a STEAM learner and looking for the science projects to try, this STEM project is the one to start with.

Things you need to make dancing robot

Havi Elements

Power bank with USB cable
Gearless motor

Craft material
Glue stick
Ice cream stick
Double-sided tape

All the Elements and accessories are available in Havi’s DIY Robotics kit.

The making of dancing robot

Step 1
Cut one small piece of glue stick using cutter(Get the help of elder if required)

bristlebot making steps

Step 2
Insert the gearless motor shaft in the center of the glue stick piece.

bristlebot making steps

Step 3
Make a mark & cut the ice cream sticks.

dancing robot making steps

Step 4
Join the ice cream stick pieces with each other as defined in the image to make the legs of the dancing robot.

dancing robot making steps

Step 5
Snap the circuit: Power + Motor
Connect power bank with Power Element with USB cable.

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Step 6
Stick the circuit over the power bank using double-sided tape. Connect gearless motor with Motor Element. Stick the gearless motor on the USB slot side of the power bank using double-sided tape.

dancing robot making steps

Step 7
Stick the ice cream stick legs on both the sides of the power bank.

dancing robot making steps

Step 8
Download the template. Cut & paste it over the power bank using double-sided tape as defined in the image.

Download dancing robot template
dancing robot making steps

Turn the Power ON. Your dancing robot is ready.

How does it work?

The dancing robot works on the concept of motor vibration. The gearless motor rotates once the Power Element turns ON. The DC motor’s shaft has a piece of glue stick. The motion of the piece causes a bit heavier than usual vibration and the vibration moves the entire power bank. Just like the phone moves on table when it vibrates.

Try removing the piece of glue stick and then see what happens
Also try increasing the length of the glue stick and observe what happens

Use your craft skills and make a mini dancing robot STEM project. A fun learning science project to represent arts + science in schools.

What else can you make using the same circuit? Know more on 4 Basic Robots for Beginners – Simple and Easy to Make with Step by Step Guide

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