STEAM: Make an Animatronic Owl Figure
All levels | 40 min 55 sec
STEAM: Make an Animatronic Owl Figure
Jamie Hudson is a PhD scientist who started an art company with his wife. He loves finding projects where art and science meet - especially when they make him laugh. Use the print-and-cut function on your Cricut Maker to make an owl figure out of wood, then learn how to use servos and electronics to give your owl the ability to rotate its head. Once you've learned how to bring an element of motion to your art, you'll be inspired by the endless possibilites.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Micro servo
  • Servo tester 
  • 6V battery pack
  • ​4 AA batteries
  • Poster board/cereal box
  • Basswood for Cricut
  • Inkjet printer
  • Cricut Maker and mobile device to access Design Space
  • Sticker paper for Cricut
  • Strong grip mat
  • Light grip mat
  • Cricut Knife blade
  • Velcro dots
  • Artist tape
  • Scissors
  • Rubber band
  • X-acto knife
Learn how to:
  • Make an owl out of wood with the print-and-cut function of the Cricut Maker
  • Use Cricut Design Space software
  • Attach a servo to your project for animatronic action
What you'll get:
  • Easy-to-follow video lessons on how to make an animatronic owl
  • Three HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Step-by-step instructions by scientist Jamie Hudson
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
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Angelee Kumar
straightforward combination of techniques to make a STEAM project
January 17, 2023
Charlie Surles
I enjoy these classes and hope to find more. They are informative and inspiring. Thank you so much!
January 11, 2023
Teresa Binder
love owls and penguins!! nut was a wonderful interesting and cool class!! Thanks!
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