Get on the Tightrope

Your robot is ready to take to the tightrope! Loop a long piece of cord or string around two sturdy objects -- in a classroom you can try using two legs of a long desk. Especially dramatic if you flip one table upside down on top of another!

Tie off the cord securely, keeping things from getting too loose. This can be tricky. A fisherman's knot is a good, simple choice for this, as it's made with just two overhand knots.

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Now, feed the bot up from the bottom between the two cords, and then hook the pulley wheel over the cord closest to you.

Note: shown here with the alternate yellow TT motor!

Flip the Crickit's on/off switch to ON! You'll hear the circus theme music play and then Adabot will start to unicycle back and forth on the tightrope!

This guide was first published on May 29, 2018. It was last updated on May 29, 2018. This page (Get on the Tightrope) was last updated on Aug 07, 2019.