In Giant Escape, the giant wakes when someone comes near. Modify the giant to do a dance move. Use the WeDo recording feature to have the song play before your giant does its dance. To start recording, click on the round record button under the microphone in the upper left corner of the screen. To […]
Gear Rack Girl: Use a gear rack to make a minifigure move from side to side. For information on using gear racks, see the Gears Snippet. Switching Gears: Switch the 8-tooth gear in the model to a 24-tooth gear. How is the motion of the figure affected? Can you use the number of teeth in […]
Crown Car: A crown gear lets you change the direction of motion by 90 degrees. Build a car using a crown gear so that two of your wheels are powered by the WeDo motor and the other two spin freely. For information about using crown gears, watch the Gears Snippet. For your two free-spinning tires, you […]
The Flying Bird moves its wings when you tilt the tail. Use a motor to make the bird flap its wings on its own. Start by building the Flying Bird from WeDo kit 9580. Sample solution: Free Bird Created by Sara Willner-Giwerc
Magic Camera: Build a magic camera in which pressing a lever or pushing a button makes a new picture display on the computer screen. Number Counter: Change your camera to a counter. Every time the button is pushed, the number displayed on the screen increases by one. Mystery Math: Change the number counter program to […]
The Hungry Alligator snaps its jaw shut when any type of food appears. Change the hungry alligator to a picky eater—one that spits out its food instead. Start by building the Hungry Alligator from WeDo kit 9580. Sample solution: Picky Eater Alligator This solution uses extra rubber bands in addition to the WeDo kit. Created […]
Guarded Box: Build a box to hold a treasure that is 8 cm long, 2 cm wide, and 2 cm high. Design a guard animal for the top of the box—one that will wake up and make noise if the lid is lifted. Measuring the Box: How much room is there inside the box? Find […]
Explore different building designs to create motion. Use the ball joints in WeDo 2.0 to add flexibility to your designs.