2009 finalists > Up to 12 years > Automatic Curtain Opener
Automatic Curtain Opener
Tired of having to open and shut the curtains in his bedroom every day - Campbell's Automated Curtain Opener has nipped this problem right in the bud!
I've been a member of the Bright Sparks Club for three years and I really enjoy earning points as well as entering the Bright Sparks Competiton. This year the most challenging part of my project was finding all the parts I needed, because I wasn't allowed to spend any money and I just had to use stuff I could find around the house. This meant I had to adjust my expectations a bit because my motor wasn't powerful enough to make a full-scale curtain opener so I made a model instead, but I learnt a lot about Picaxe programming.
In my spare time I like to work with Lego, electronics and rockets and will probably do something with electronics, robotics or engineering for my career. My 'dream job' would be to design robots and remote control devices, like a miniature supersonic spy plane or a hovercraft automatic vacuum cleaner!