Put your building skills to the test by building your HEXBUG Spider their very own obstacle course!
It’s been nothing but rainy days here in North Texas lately, but the HEXBUG team has the perfect solution to cure your rainy day blues! The HEXBUG Spider is one of our most versatile mechanical bugs – It’s easy to control and lightweight, making it the perfect candidate to test out your #HEXDIY Obstacle Course!
There’s a few materials you’ll need to get started; you probably have most of them lying around the house! We’ll show you how we’re making our obstacle course, but feel free to get creative and test your building skills by designing your own! Tag us in your design @hexbug on Instagram!
- (1) Empty toilet paper roll
- (1) Piece of cardboard (big enough for your Spider to cross)
- (12) Straws
- (4) Plastic cups
Now let’s break down the steps to building your obstacle course.
Building the ramp:
- Step One: Cut your toilet paper roll in half lengthwise.
- Step Two: Using two (or more if needed) strips of tape, tape the toilet paper roll to the piece of cardboard so that the rounded end is on bottom.
Building Straw Paths:
- Step One: Unwrap your straws. Using the tape, attach two straws at a diagonal angle so that they form a “V” shape.
- Step Two: Repeat step one until all 12 straws are paired.
Assembling the Obstacle Course:
- Step One: Place the straw sets you created next to each other to form a path to the ramp.
- Step Two: Use the straw sets to create another path to the cups
- Step Three: Arrange the four plastic cups in a zigzag formation for your Spider to weave between.
All done! Now your test your driving by sending your Spider through the course!