MAKE: micro:bit Incy Wincy Spider

Every year the village near us has a week long Scarecrow Festival. Every resident puts out a scarecrow according to a chosen theme. This year’s theme is “Traditional Tales”.

We’ve decided to make a “scarecrow” for the school window. Obviously it had to move and light up!

There are two motors: one for the spider and one for the rain sheet.

The spider hits a switch at the top so I know when it’s reached the top. The rain sheet is on a metal contact so I know when it’s lifted off.

There are 4 neopixels in the top part and everything is hidden under the top panel.

It’s powered by 4 AA batteries and controlled by a waterproof switch in a lunch box that we’re going to squeeze out a window for people to press.

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