Beginner Engineer: DIY Doodlebot or Jigglebot

Make a jigglebug doodlebot project

Step 1) Materials you’ll need

It depends on what you want to make!
Very simple version:

  • vibrating motor
  • button battery
  • popsicle stick 
  • some kind of feet

Ideas to customize this project – make yours unique

  • Are there light objects that could jiggle around?
  • What is the tallest possible jigglebot?
  • What other materials can you use?
  • Where else could you test your jigglebot?

 

Start Assembly

 

Adjust after your first attempts

As you build, you will probably think of improvements to make or ways to make your project better. You may even decide to start over with a better idea. Most projects need several changes before they are finished!

Sharing Our Projects

Innovative Arts students complete this project as the work toward becoming an Engineer.  Use the hashtag #puzzleshiftcreate and #PSCengineer and we can all see the cool things that our students are creating!

Adjust after your first attempts

As you build, you will probably think of improvements to make or ways to make your project better. You may even decide to start over with a better idea. Most projects need several changes before they are finished!

Useful links for teachers:

This site holds the resources for Innovative Arts class, a class that replaced our technology class in our middle school. Students learn to create as engineers, designers, and more. At the same time, we are learning about our brains/mindsets (‘Puzzle‘), engage technology (‘Shift‘) and the creative process (‘Create‘).

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