Adding Adabot, Blinka and Ice Cream!

Cut Out Characters and Props

  • From page 6 of the PDF print out, cut out Adabot and Blinka*
  • Glue characters down onto a thin width-sized cardboard.
  • Use a pencil to draw a small rectangle sized slightly less than Blinka's length. (This will used as base to hold Blinka upright later so it doesn't have to be perfect)
  • Use a pencil to draw a small triangle shaped like an ice cream cone 
  • Use hobby knife to carefully cut out characters, base and cone.
  • For Adabot's antennae and Blinka's tongue, cut under, as they are too small to keep attached when cutting with cardboard. 

*For smaller parts like Adabot's antennae and Blinka's tongue, use a hobby knife. 

Ice cream!

  • From page 7 of the PDF print out, cut out the ice cream cone.
  • Glue one side of the back.
  • Curl into cone shape.
  • Take a ball of fake spider web the size of a fist (found at the dollar store or a halloween store). You can use cotton balls also.
  • Glue to top of cone.
  • Glue ice cream cone to top of truck.
  • Take a pea-sized amount of web and roll around in fingers.
  • Glue to top of small cone cut out.
  • Bend Adabot's shoulder and arm so it's reaching forward and glue small ice cream cone to hand.

Making Blinka's Seat

  • From page 8 of the PDF print out, cut out seat part and glue to medium to large width cardboard (can use same cardboard from the truck parts).
  • Glue one of the larger pieces to the other on the edges.
  • Add the smaller piece on its long side underneath one of the larger pieces .

Installing Blinka's Seat

  • Glue on Blinka's base.
  • Cut out a hook and corresponding loop piece that are the same size as Blinka's base.
  • Attach one piece to Blinka's base.
  • Attach the other to the truck seat.
  • Now Blinka can sit in her sit!
  • Measure about 55mm behind the front of the truck base and draw a line. This is where the seat will go.
  • Place front of seat up against this line and trace around the seat base with a pencil.
  • Glue seat in place, reenforcing where necessary.

Make wavin', ice cream slingin', Adabot!

  • Measure about 8cm of bamboo stick and use hands to break off the measured piece.
  • On the truck base, draw a point on the base of the truck 14mm to the left and 6 mm back from the left side starting at the back left corner of the piece that juts out in the middle.
  • At roughly a 20 degree angle to the right, use a pencil to create a hole where the point was drawn.
  • Take the 8cm bamboo skewer and stick in at the same angle.
  • Remove bamboo stick, add hot glue to hole, place stick back and hold in place until dry.*
  • Measure a roughly 2cm piece of cardboard and cut out.
  • Glue it towards the top of the bamboo stick.
  • Glue Adabot on front of cardboard piece. This will give Adabot a "popping out" effect from the truck window.

*This bamboo stick will later be pulled back and forth by a string attached to the servo giving Adabot a sort of waiving effect.

Looking Good!

This guide was first published on Nov 20, 2018. It was last updated on Nov 20, 2018. This page (Adding Adabot, Blinka and Ice Cream!) was last updated on Jul 03, 2019.