In Creator's Studio, we are designing our own automata. I used an iPhone box, styrofoam, wooden sticks, silver braids and glue. I used a hot glue gun, special scissors, and a hole puncher. I ran into a problem about what I would put on top of the automata. After classes of thinking I decided to bring Awesome-O 3000 back from my previous project. I thought completing the project and getting it to function properly was the most fun part because all my work had finally paid off. I learned that getting help from others or suggestions can make your project better. If I had more time, I would add a background for my robot and try to get his arms to move.
For my first project in Creator's Studio I decided to build a robot made of cardboard with bright red LED lights as the eyes. My project uses a square block of wood as a base, 2 small, red, LED lights, cardboard, a battery, a switch, and a resistor. I used a soldering iron to help electricity run through the wires, I used special scissors to make cutting through cardboard easy, and I used wire cutters to make the ends of the wires open so they can connect to other wires and let electricity go through. The most difficult part of my project was connecting the wires together. I spent half a class connecting the wires together and then I found out later that I connected them incorrectly so I had to restart. I took my time and followed the directions the next time to solve this problem. I had a lot of fun using the soldering iron to connect the wires. I found it very cool how melting wire into a liquid makes electricity pass through things more efficiently. If I had more time and resources, I would try to make my robot bigger, I would try to make it walk, grab things, and speak.