This morning I woke up to find some really nice comments on the previous blog post I did about the Sphero but the one that stood out the most was Adams from Sphero, asking if we tried using packing tape to make paddles for the Sphero.
I had never thought about that. So after testing was over this morning. I got to work on my new project. Using some book tape I had around the library I built some paddles and set about testing it in a bowl of water
I think it has potential. I am going to try again later with a thicker tape. I also think I am going to use a colored one so that it is easier to see the paddles.
I wish I had duck tape at school cause I think that might work really well. I have an email in to Marv to see if he will let me try it in the pool today. I will make sure to videotape and blog about it if it happens.
Any other thoughts we should try? It would have never dawned on me to try to make paddles if it was not for Adam! Thanks friend for the great idea!
Edited to add - a picture of Sphero with Paddles 2.0 Version made with a thicker book tape.
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