5c7012e6 5d69 4144 9b7e 974d57960426


Crate-O-Matic, a Rule Your Room Kit Invention

by Mya Berkey

Published on August 2, 2016

Invent a new way to let your dog out of its cage. Use the Rule Your Room Kit to make a conductive contraption that automatically opens your dog cage when you get home.

How To Make It


Power, Makey Makey, Servo. I also used the servo mount.
10570d97 f18a 426c b599 16585e5227b3


The second step was to build a conductible strip to attach to the door. I used tin foil, alligator clips, and wire.
7a515c38 4b4b 422c b7dd 7bde3d7633cc


The third step was to complete the Makey Makey circuit. I attached tin foil to the door stopper so when the door was opened it would release the dog.
Af7a97a8 acaf 4b82 be05 8e8c8fd09c00


The fourth and final step was to make the servo take the nail out of the crate. I used a twist tie to attach the nail to the servo and some tape and the servo mount to keep the servo in place.
950ff741 ce8c 4f40 911f f642486b765b

Related Projects

Box Monster

Talk to the hand! Create this chatty puppet out of basic craft materials and recycled boxes from around your home. 


INVENT A MACHINE THAT MIMICS YOUR MOVES and helps you improve your baseball, golf, or tennis swing. Picture the ball coming a...

Night time Windmill

Do you have trouble going to sleep at night? Have no more trouble with the nighttime windmill. The nighttime windmill helps you go...