Overview

Why roam around with a boring pumpkin bucket when you can lay eggs in warm human intestines collect delicious candy with a robotic Xenomorph head?

This robotic candy bucket shoots out a small receptacle to retrieve candy and bring it back into the bucket.

Some 3D printing is required to create the linear actuator. Two servo motors controlled by a Circuit Playground Express, coded with MakeCode, power this project. 

Parts

Xenomorph candy bucket!

This is a licensed product produced and sold by Super7. As of this writing it can be purchased for $20 online or at retail stores…check the web site…but if supplies dry up in the future, you’ll need to hunt on eBay, or maybe get crafty and make something yourself.

Circuit Playground Express

PRODUCT ID: 3333
Circuit Playground Express is the next step towards a perfect introduction to electronics and programming. We've taken the original Circuit Playground Classic and...
$19.95
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USB cable - USB A to Micro-B

PRODUCT ID: 592
This here is your standard A to micro-B USB cable, for USB 1.1 or 2.0. Perfect for connecting a PC to your Metro, Feather, Raspberry Pi or other dev-board or...
$2.95
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3 x AAA Battery Holder with On/Off Switch and 2-Pin JST

PRODUCT ID: 727
This battery holder connects 3 AAA batteries together in series for powering all kinds of projects. We spec'd these out because the box is slim, and 3 AAA's add up to about...
$1.95
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Alkaline AAA batteries - 3 pack

PRODUCT ID: 3520
Battery power for your portable project! These batteries are good quality at a good price, and work fantastic with any of the kits or projects in the shop that use AAA's. This is a...
$1.50
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JST-PH Battery Extension Cable - 500mm

PRODUCT ID: 1131
By popular demand, we now have a handy extension cord for all of our JST-terminated battery packs (such as our LiIon/LiPoly and 3xAAA holders). One end has a JST-PH socket, and the...
OUT OF STOCK

Small Alligator Clip to Male Jumper Wire Bundle - 6 Pieces

PRODUCT ID: 3448
When working with unusual non-header-friendly surfaces, these handy cables will be your best friends! No longer will you have long, cumbersome strands of alligator clips. These...
OUT OF STOCK

Sub-micro Servo - SG51R

PRODUCT ID: 2201
This is just about the cutest, tiniest little micro servo we could find, even smaller than the 9 gram micro servos we love so much.  It can rotate approximately 180 degrees (90 in...
$5.95
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Continuous Rotation Servo

PRODUCT ID: 154
This servo rotates fully forward or backwards instead of moving to a position. You can use any servo code, hardware or library to control these servos. Good for making simple moving...
$11.95
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Servo Extension Cable - 30cm / 12" long -

PRODUCT ID: 972
Stretch out your servo connections with this flexible servo extension cord. It has a 3 pin shrouded "male" connection to plug your servo into and then, 30cm later, a 3 pin...
$1.95
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Materials

For this project you will need:

Read on to learn how to create your own!

This guide was first published on Sep 27, 2019. It was last updated on Sep 27, 2019. This page (Overview) was last updated on Nov 15, 2019.