Spout

Description
Spout is a small simple ultra-low 
cost "beetle bot" that is based on bots that can be found at MAKE, Instructables, RobotShopInsectorids and  other sites throughout the web. 
Sophistication Level: Simple to Moderate  
Suggested age range: 8 to 12+
Approximate cost: $10
Time to complete: 2 hours 




Recommended Tools 
Needle nose pliers
Soldering irons
Scissors
Hot glue gun
Protractor
Philips head screw driver (5mm diameter shaft) 

Five challenges: 
1. Rescue Sally from the obstacle course 
2. Move in a straight line for the longest distance 
3. Move in a perfect circle
4. Move the fastest from point A to point B
5. Move the slowest from point A to point B 


Green LED 
Emitting color: GREEN
Diameter: 5mm
Lens color: Green Diffuse
Forward voltage(V): 2.3-2.5
Current(mA): 20
Luminous intensity(MCD): 2,000 - 3,000

Key Terms
Yellow LED 
Emitting color: Yellow
Diameter: 5mm
Lens color: Yellow Diffuse
Forward voltage(V): 2.0-2.3
Current(mA): 20
Luminous intensity(MCD): 2,000 - 3,000

Battery 
AA 1.5 volts (2x)
Laws 
V=IR or Volts=Current (Amps) x Resistance (Ohms)
Watt= IV or Watt= Current (Amps) x Voltage (Volts)


Materials
ABS plastic 
PP plastic 
Solder 
Alkali Batteries 
Steel 
Rubber 
Shrink wrap
Magnets 
Iron 
Copper 
Brass  
Chrome plated springs
Hot glue 

Switches 
SPDT -Single pull double throw 
Toggle -On/off 

Motors 
1.5 Volt motors 

Large Paper Clips 
Heat Shrink Tubing 



Tools Etc





Key Terms Continued 
Matter and Energy 

Planning and goal setting 
Organization 
Documentation 
Strategy  
Waves and photons 
Atoms and electrons 
Elements on the periodic table 

Electricity static/etc 
Conductors/ wires 
Insulators 
Batteries (series and parallel) 
Resistors and resistor values 
Resistance 
Volts = pressure 
Ohms = resistance 
Amps= flow or current 
Resistance (length, cross section, and material) 
V=IR  Ohms Law 
Switches 
Circuits
LED's picking the correct resistor 

Magnetism
Electro-Magnets 
Motors
Polarity
SPDT switches 

Cutting and stripping wires 
Soldering 
Friction 
Bump sensors 
Assembly 
Testing 
Refinement
Presentation  

Key Part Specifications  
Spout Bot 

Lights
Red LED
Emitting Color: Red
LED Size: 5mm
Lens Shape: Round
Wavelength/Color Temperature: 620-630nm
Luminous Intensity: 8000 - 10000 mcd
Viewing Angle: 30 deg
Forward Voltage: 1.9 - 2.1 V
Forward Current: 20mA



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    Karl Wendt,
    Jan 31, 2013, 11:27 PM
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    Karl Wendt,
    Jan 31, 2013, 11:28 PM
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    Karl Wendt,
    Jan 22, 2013, 2:42 PM
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