I was interested in a project I found in my Make: Magazine call the Beetle Bot (The parts list and instructions for this project can be found in Make: volume 12, page 140) so here it is.Afterwards I decided to use the schematic and make my own version. Unfortunately, the schematic for the Beetle Bot[…]Read More
At this point all of the structure in the cave is complete and all thats left is to paint it. The base paint is a dark brown and then I progressed through an asortment of lighter browns. Stay away from black because that means that the formation is dead and won’t grow at all. Materials[…]Read More
Now it’s time to get the electronics integrated into the box. I first got the resistor soldered to the positive lead of the LED and then connected both positive and negative leads to two small diameter 3 foot wires. Then I finished it off with some heat-shrink to insulate everything. Finally I arranged the lights[…]Read More
In the second part of my project, I am getting ready to start putting in the clay. So what I did was to build up some areas by using foam core and hot glue. Materials used: foam core hot glue
I presented my cave and…… uh, just see for yourself.
After placing all the LEDs and feeding the wires for the holes are drilled in the back of the box and after plastering the inside of the box around the formations, I started to solder the switches and the battery to all of the wires to connect the circuit. I soldered all the positive wires[…]Read More
Now I am ready for the clay, but first I make a foam skeleton for the wedding cake and cave pool formations. Then I added clay to the outside to add texture and shape. I set the formations aside and start on the inside of the box. I cut sheets of clay and cover the[…]Read More
I am building a forced perspective box to house a project for science class that will be a diorama of a cave with many different cave features. What I did was make a box that is tapered ten degrees on the sides and the roof or top. The width of the wood was cut on[…]Read More