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so how do we take our products here that we've taken apart except for the bottle which is just you know recycled good and we want to see if we can create value by building something new out of the parts that we've taken out of all these different components here so what we've done is we've designed a new product that's kind of designed to get kids excited about math and science and in order for all these products to work for us we need to incorporate some electronics so we have a Arduino it's a basically programmable chip that you can easily wire to other components it's great for prototyping and we have a ell 298 chip which is this guy on a motor control is set up as a motor controller here and the motor controller comes as a the board that you can see here comes as a kit so we put that together and that will allow us to control the speed and direction of motors so that we can move our little bot around and then we have a little sound chip here and so that allows us to record and playback sound and so will control everything with the Arduino the motor controller will let us drive motors around and then this guy will help us to report and playback sound and we're going to use all of the parts from these products we're going to use a sum of the parts from these products to make something cool so after three weeks of development we've come up with bitsy Bott fitzy is a little programmable robot that drives around and has a little personality you can control bitsy with a universal remote control the one that we took apart actually and that sends a signal right here to the IR sensor and then that communicates with the Arduino board and tells the Arduino board that it just got a signal in the Arduino can turn on and off different functions so we can make bitsy do a little dance make its lights come on and bitsy has a couple of switches here there's a switch here and a switch here and those came out of the the radio and then you can see the Bitsy's nose came from a bottle cap and its eyes came from a bottle cap and the power for bitsy is just some batteries that you can get from you know RadioShack in in a battery holder and the motors came from the hairdryer so here's one of the hairdryer motors and basically we use that as a wheel to push fitzy around Bitsy's also got the ability to record and playback sound so we use that and you can use the remote control to trigger that function we've also got a motor controller here and that of course allows us to control the motors the speed and direction we've taken the camera that we took apart we mount it to the board here and that came out of this camera and you can use that to take photos of things and again the Arduino controls that and we control the Arduino with the remote control and you can see there's a what's called a breadboard here and that's where all the wires go to basically allow us to connect more things to the Arduino and we have a number of resistors and transistors here the resistors a limit current flow and the transistors are functioning as switches so they allow us to control different devices again with our with our Arduino here so this is bitsy and bitsy is got a personality you can see bitsy lights up and does different things when it gets its bumper pressed or when it bumps into something so we're going to show you more about bitsy in the next few such