You can build your own model garage with a functioning automatic garage door powered by a Circuit Playground Express, servo motor, and pushrod mechanism created with a paperclip, cardboard, a dowel, and a straw!
You'll code the Circuit Playground Express using MakeCode so that it can open or close your garage door at the press of a button, and even build a light activation mode that will automatically open the door for you!
For materials, you'll need:
- small, corrugated cardboard box
- drinking straw
- wooden dowel or bamboo skewer
- paper clip.
The electronics you'll need are listed below.