Simply Stumbling

Here is a fun robot you can build with a cardboard box. Stumble-bot moves using servo controlled legs controlled by the Adafruit Crickit– A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit.

The design of this walking robot has the advantage of being very simple. As a result, it requires relatively few parts. 

We Have the Technology

This project pairs CRICKIT and Circuit Playground Express with two servo motors.

1 x Circuit Playground Express
Circuit Playground Express is the perfect introduction to electronics and programming
1 x Adafruit CRICKIT for Circuit Playground Express
Creative Robotics and Interactive Construction Kit is an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express that lets you #MakeRobotFriend using CircuitPython
1 x USB cable - A/MicroB - 3ft
Standard A to micro-B USB cable
1 x TowerPro SG-5010 Servo
High-torque standard servo can rotate approximately 180 degrees (90 in each direction)
1 x Micro servo
This little servo can rotate approximately 180 degrees (90 in each direction). Works just like standard servos you're used to but smaller.
1 x 3 x AA Battery Holder with On/Off Switch
This battery holder connects 3 AA batteries together in series for powering all kinds of projects.
1 x Male DC Power adapter - 2.1mm plug to screw terminal block
If you need to connect a battery pack or wired power supply to a board that has a DC jack - this adapter will come in very handy!
1 x Alkaline AA batteries - 3 pack
These batteries are good quality at a good price, and work fantastic with any of the kits or projects that use AAs.

Other Supplies

In addition to the electronics, you will need the following essentials:

Optionally, you may want to include popsicle sticks and some googly eyes along with the rest of your supplies.

Last updated on Jul 22, 2018 Published on May 30, 2018