Groot is a friend of us, he is known as a member of the famous Guardians of the Galaxy, he is also an excellent dancer and he dances all the time. He's got a bunch of friends, Alex the scarecrow, Bill the bear, Smurfette and Clumsy the smurfs. Every day they gather in our office, when someone talk to them, they dance for him/her and show him/her their wonderful performance.
Once I asked Groot what makes him such a great dancer with elegance, then I saw that 'Groot style' smile on his face, he said he is willing to tell me all his secrets. :)
Groot showed me a list of his body components. To be honest I am surprised by the simplicity in it. Looks like every parts are quite easy to get.
i) Electronic components:
·Grove - Sound Sensor X 1
·EMAX 9g ES08A High Sensitive Mini Servo X 1
·Grove - Joint X 1
·Grove - Universal 4 Pin Buckled Cables
·Lipo Battery X 1
ii) Other materials:
·Decorative Flowerpot X 1
·Polymer Clay with different colours
·Crinkle Cut Paper with the colour you like
·Mini Hot Glue Gun X 1
How kind of him! Groot even revealed the detail of the assembling process! And I've got a tip from him: make sure all the electronic components are connected correctly, otherwise the system won't work at all.
Since it is the sound sensor that works the magic, we have to ensure the servo is activated whenever a sound is received by the sensor.
Once we get the circuit done, we can start working on the body part of the Groot or whatever you like to be made with the polymer clay. Right below is a photo of Groot and some of his best friends.
Then we move to the part of flowerpot. In some cases we want to power the board with a USB cable, Groot insists that we should use a sccisor to make a small incision on the flowerpot, it can be used to place the main board (Grove - Joint) with the USB interface exposed outside the pot.
As the images shown below, for the same purpose we cut off a portion of the foam to hold the servo, stick the Groot onto the disk of servo and fix it with the glue gun, put the rest of components inside the plant pot and,last but not least, cover the ugly foam with some nice crinkle cut paper.
There you go, 'Groot The Dancer', dance for you on your desk. :)