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Kitchen Helper

 Goal: Make a device to help with some kitchen task–a pancake flipper, a salt shaker, or whatever you can imagine. Your device must include a motor or a sensor (or better yet, both!)


Start date: April 1, 2014
Due date: April 30, 2014.


Rules: Your device can be miniature or actual size. If you’d like, you can use an real kitchen gadget as part of your device. For example, you could use WeDo to build a machine to shake salt from an actual salt shaker. As always, multiple kits, additional LEGO pieces, and non-LEGO materials may be used, but only sensors and motors from the WeDo kit are fair game.


Submissions for Kitchen Helper

Sharko’s Bean Cutter

This is a semi-automatic bean cutter.  It uses a real knife and is semi-automatic to control speed and move beans as they get cut.  A tilt sensor is used which is connected to the motor and a knife is attached to the motor.  Very simple programming of tilt sensor is done.  A wheel is attached […]

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