DIY Interactive Robot using REKA:BIT with micro:bit | Tutorial for Beginners

This awesome robot involves using servo motors, DC motors, LEDs, and a potentiometer. Other than that, the robot will help you to be familiar with most of the MicroBit sensors such as sound sensor, light sensor, and temperature sensors.

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Step 1: Components and Tools

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Electrical Components Required:

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Tools Required:

Step 2: Use Cardboard to Make the Robot Body

 

Cut the cardboard to the dimensions shown in figure 1

Interactive Robot – A4 Template.pdf

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Use the glue gun to attach the right side

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Use the glue gun to attach the left side

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Attach the breadboard holder as shown in figure 4

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Make sure to leave a little space for the ease of wire connection

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Step 3: Connection

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  • The first grove port of REKA:BIT will be connected to the potentiometer
  • Connect LEDs to the breadboard, where: The long leg (Anode) should be connected to the output pin. The short leg (Cathode) should be connected to a resistor, and the resistor will be connected to the ground pin. After that, connect the female wires coming from the grove port to the male wires on the breadboard
  • Connect both servo motors to the servo ports number 1 and 2
  • Connect the DC motors to their terminals

Step 4: Attach Components to Cardboard

         

Insert the potentiometer in the middle

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Place the breadboard over the cardboard piece

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Attach servo motors

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Place DC motors on the bottom sides

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Attach REKA:BIT and fix it using cable ties

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Insert the caster wheel into a piece of cardboard and place it at the bottom

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Place the battery holder over the cardboard piece

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Make the circuit connection as shown in the previous step

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Attach the ice cream sticks to servo motors

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Close the top side with a cardboard piece slide10

 

Step 5: Code

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Now, connect the MicroBit to your device and open MakeCode editor to start programming.

  • Add REKA:BIT extension and follow the code block in the picture above
  • After completing the code block, download it and compile it over REKA:BIT

You can also view and edit the code by clicking here!

Well Done!

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Awesome! the interactive robot is ready to go.
Turn on REKA:BIT and enjoy having fun with it.

Don’t forget to show your cool robot to your friends!

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