The Creepy Crawler

Using a mesmerizing and complex mechanism, we developed an interactive toy that students of all ages can interact with through a phone app called Blynk. The toy consists of four main systems: a steering mechanism, the main chassis, an electronics system, and the drive system composed of six jansen linkages. The toy is designed to inspire students with an interest in the STEM field via a kit that teaches them about linkages, mechanisms, and basic electronics. After designing and manufacturing complex components and sub-systems for the chosen toy, both a CAD model and a physical prototype of the toy were assembled.