As a rabbit person, Easter is my favorite holiday, but plain old Easter baskets can get old.
Things used in this project
As a rabbit lover, Easter has always been my favorite holiday. However, the classic Easter basket just isn’t that exciting. In this project, you add a remote controlled surprise with an Arduino MKR1000 and Cayenne IoT.
The first change you need to make is to the basket, if it doesn’t have a handle that is positionable, it needs to be removed, otherwise move the handle to the side.
Start by cutting two cardboard pieces, one about an inch larger than the bottom of the basket and one about an inch smaller.
Then, puncture four holes in each, about a half inch from the edge.
In each hole on the large cutout, insert one end of a rubber band, then put a toothpick through the bottom side to secure it in place.
Put the basket on top of the bottom piece and put the smaller piece inside it. Then, in the same manner, connect the bands to the center plate.
The electronics are very simple for this project, just hook up a motor of your choice to the MKR1000 and connect it to a battery. When positioning the motor in the basket, make sure that in one position the motor arm (I used a servo that came with an arm) holds the platform to about the bottom of the basket and releases it when moved. Glue (or secure in some other way) the motor into position and continue finalizing the device.
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