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RoboCoop

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We designed a robotic chicken coop.  Some of our group are chicken keepers and realized that it's hard to clean the chicken poop!  So, we designed a moving coop to spread the poop and fertilized the farm.  It was very hard to build.  We combined the design for a frog and added wheels, then we built a coop for the chickens and added it to the top of our moving brick.  We made some paper chickens and added them to the coop, and then programmed it to move slowly across the LEGO farm. 

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  1. bbratzel

    What a clever idea! I’m sure anyone who keeps chickens would like to have one of your robotic coops. Love your chickens, too!

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