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Picture of Slapstick

The project conducted as part of the Computational Design and Digital Fabrication seminar in the ITECH masters program.

The Idea

Exam period is coming. And you already feel sleepless and hopeless. You want to study, but you’ve lost your motivation. And it’s crucial that you study hard. But the weather outside is perfect, it’s sunny. All you want to do is stroll around. BUT no. You will study. And we will help you do that. We present to you the Slapstick. Slapstick is going to be your exam buddy. You just put it in your desk, in front of your book. And whenever you feel like sleeping…. Slapstick takes control. You don’t want to make it aggressive. So just study hard!

If you get closer than 6cm, be ready for an aggressive friend!


The Materials:

For the Arduino:

  • Arduino
  • Wires
  • Micro Server
  • Ultrasonic Sensor
  • Arduino USB Cable
  • Arduino Expansion Board
  • Small Breadboard
  • 9V Battery & Cable

For the Mechanism:

  • MDF 2mm
  • Foam Cup
  • Plastic Straws
  • Glue
  • Cutter
  • White Acrylic
  • Tape

Step 1: Setting Up the Arduino

Picture of Setting Up the Arduino
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Plug the cables, the servo motor & the ultrasonic sensor according to the diagram :

Start with the combining expansion board to Arduino Uno. Have the breadboard and attach the ultrasonic sensor on it. Plug the 5V from Arduino to a pin on the breadboard and do the same for the 'ground'. Now you have the charge on the breadboard, that you can plug your accessories. From ultrasonic sensor, plug the vcc to the same line with 5v pin and grd to 'ground' pin line. According to the code, plug the 'trig' and 'echo' to the Arduino pins and you are done with the ultrasonic sensor.

For the servo motor, much simpler;

- brown cable to the same line with ground

- red cable to the same line with 5V

- orange cable to the pin you had introduced in the code

Be careful that no cable is not on the sight of the sensor. Otherwise, it will detect the cable and will not respond according to your movement.

In order to have your first Arduino set:

That looks like a great study aid! Thanks for sharing it :)
Thank you for your motivating comment!