Let's make Mr. Bee
Part one - Vibration motor
The first component you will need while assembling your MR. BEE is a vibration motor. Before doing anything else, you'll need to take off the sticker on the circled part of the motor.
Now place the motor on your robot as shown in the photo:
Now is the time to use your soldering iron.
You'll have to connect the motor’s wires to two small silver dots. To do so, first, please put a bit of solder on them.
Hold one of the wires with pliers or tweezers.
Now heat the pad with solder on it and connect the wire with it. The wire and the soldering pad should fuse and establish a connection.
Do the same thing with the remaining wire and the second silver dot.
MR. BEE should look like this by now:
Part two - The switch
Now, you'll be soldering the switch.
Place the switch as shown in the photo below.
You'll need to use a bit of strength for this since it can be a bit hard for the switch to come into the circuit board.
Now is the time to solder the switch to the circuit board. Before you do so, please make sure that the switch is vertical to the circuit board.
Please clean your soldering iron’s tip with the sponge before soldering the switch.
Soldering these pins requires more precision since they are so close together.
After you have successfully soldered the switch, your circuit board should look like this:
Part three - The battery holder
The battery holder is placed on the bottom side of MR. BEE like this:
Now, turn MR. BEE around and do some more soldering.
Part four - Resistors
First, take off the paper packaging placed on both ends of resistors.
Now take one and pull it through one of the holes, as shown in the photo below:
You’ll have to solder the resistor.
Make sure to solder it from the backside of the circuit board, as shown in the photo below.
To make all of the legs MR. BEE needs, please, take your pliers and cut the resistor you already soldered.
You should always solder the resistors on the back of MR. BEE (where the battery casing is) and cut them on the front (where the motor is).
Now do that to every one of the resistors, make six legs, and solder them.
Make sure all of the solder joints look okay!
Please unplug the soldering iron from the power outlet. Leave it on the soldering iron stand for at least five minutes, so it cools off before you put it away.
If you need help with cleaning the tip of your soldering iron, please check our video tutorial.
Now you can put the coin cell battery into the battery holder!
Watch out; the battery needs to be put in on the right side.
The tiny plus (+) sign on the battery must be facing upwards!
Check the photo:
The last thing you’ll do is take the pliers and bend MR. BEE’s legs into the shape of a real bee's legs. But, be very gentle!
You did it! Mr. BEE is assembled.