What Will You Learn?

Let’s jump in and put some circuits to work.

We’ll explore circuits and make two moving paper circuits — a race car with a vibrating offset motor and a vibrobot that uses a disc motor like the ones found in cell phones.

Overview:

Campers will engage with circuits through experimentation. They’ll investigate forces and motion while using engineering skills to prototype a small race car and a vibrobot.

Objectives:

  • Introduce electricity as a way to power circuits that do work.

  • Introduce motors as potential loads for circuits.

  • Explore the physics of forces and motion as they apply to a simple vibrobot.

Circuit In Motion Overview

What Will You Learn?

Let’s jump in and put some circuits to work.

We’ll explore circuits and make two moving paper circuits — a race car with a vibrating offset motor and a vibrobot that uses a disc motor like the ones found in cell phones.

Overview:

Campers will engage with circuits through experimentation. They’ll investigate forces and motion while using engineering skills to prototype a small race car and a vibrobot.

Objectives:

  • Introduce electricity as a way to power circuits that do work.

  • Introduce motors as potential loads for circuits.

  • Explore the physics of forces and motion as they apply to a simple vibrobot.

Please Note

Your safety is your own responsibility, including proper use of equipment and safety gear, and determining whether you have adequate skill and experience. Power tools, electricity, and other resources used for these projects are dangerous, unless used properly and with adequate precautions, including safety gear and adult supervision. Some illustrative photos do not depict safety precautions or equipment, in order to show the project steps more clearly. Use of the instructions and suggestions found in Maker Camp is at your own risk. Maker Media, Inc., disclaims all responsibility for any resulting damage, injury, or expense.