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by Pete Prodoehl

Introduction

Add flags to your Rovers so you can tell which is which in the classroom. (Or just add a flag because flags are cool!)

Video Overview

  1. The basic idea is that in a classroom full of Rovers they all look the same so we want an easy way to identify which is which. (Especially if they are being driven around via Remote Control.)
    • The basic idea is that in a classroom full of Rovers they all look the same so we want an easy way to identify which is which. (Especially if they are being driven around via Remote Control.)

    • We'll use the Pen Holder as a Flag Holder so we can tell different Rovers apart.

    • For materials you can use felt, paper, dowels, drinking straws, popsicle sticks, cardboard… There are a ton of different art/miscellaneous supplies that can work.

  2. We used sticky notes for our flags. You can write numbers (or letters,  names, symbols, emojis, etc.) on them, or if you have a variety of colors, you can even leave them blank. For our sticky note flags we just stuck them onto a drinking straw or a popsicle stick and added a number.
    • We used sticky notes for our flags. You can write numbers (or letters, names, symbols, emojis, etc.) on them, or if you have a variety of colors, you can even leave them blank.

    • For our sticky note flags we just stuck them onto a drinking straw or a popsicle stick and added a number.

    • You can get much more elaborate and ornate if you want. We also made a set of "Deluxe Flags" that are felt, with numbers cut from felt and glued in place, and added strings to hold them onto the dowels.

    • Making flags is where you can allow creativity to shine, and every Rover can have its own unique flag.

  3. The Pen Holder comes with a 3mm screw that works great for holding a marker or a pen, but won't work well for a drinking straw, popsicle stick, or thin dowel.
    • The Pen Holder comes with a 3mm screw that works great for holding a marker or a pen, but won't work well for a drinking straw, popsicle stick, or thin dowel.

    • We just used a marker (or pen) as shown held in place so that we've got a nice solid base to attach our flag to.

    • Can you just add your flag to the marker or pen? You can! There's more than one way to add a flag to your Rover.

    • Since we wanted a bit more height to our flags we're going to stick them onto the marker/pen for some additional height.

  4. We used blue painter's tape to attach our flags to the marker/pen that is securely held in the Pen Holder. You can use any tape you've got available or you could use rubber bands. You can use any tape you've got available or you could use rubber bands.
    • We used blue painter's tape to attach our flags to the marker/pen that is securely held in the Pen Holder.

    • You can use any tape you've got available or you could use rubber bands.

  5. Attach the Pen Holder to the front of the Rover using two black pins. Attach the Pen Holder to the front of the Rover using two black pins.
    • Attach the Pen Holder to the front of the Rover using two black pins.

  6. Adding a flag to the Rover is a really simple project but it's open ended enough that you can come up with some fun new ideas for making flags and using them with the Rover.
    • Adding a flag to the Rover is a really simple project but it's open ended enough that you can come up with some fun new ideas for making flags and using them with the Rover.

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Pete Prodoehl

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