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.

This guide was first published on May 30, 2018. It was last updated on Jun 21, 2024.

This page (Overview) was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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