The science of paper airplane folding is a great way to learn about flight. This guide takes you through the process of building a motorized paper airplane launching platform. This can be used for fun, or as a standardized way to test different airplane designs.
The tools and materials for this project (aside from the motors and microcontroller) are things you can find around the home or in any craft store. Paired with the versatile robotics platform, CRICKIT for Circuit Playground Express, simple household materials can spring to life and take on any form your imagination desires!
This project demonstrates basic programming skills using Microsoft MakeCode and allows for easy experimentation and adaptation.
In addition to the household materials listed below, you'll also want to pick up the following electronics:
For this project you will need:
- Some large pieces of scrap corrugated cardboard
- Scissors and/or box cutter
- Hot glue & hot glue gun
- Rubber band
- Double-sided foam tape
- Small screwdriver