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Component Assembly Steps
We’ll start by putting together the parts for the IoT House, each on its own MDF wall.
- Fix the Motion Sensor on the Front Wall to the back side using M2 Bolts (12mm) and M2 Nuts.
- Attach M3 Metal Standoff (10mm) at the bottom of the RFID Sensor on its front side using M3 Nuts.
- Fix the assembled RFID Sensor to the Front Wall at the back side using M3 Bolts (8mm).
- Attach Wires to the RFID Sensor and Motion Sensor as per the Wiring Diagram.
- RFID Sensor: Connect 6 Female to Male Jumpers on one end of the sensor.
- Motion Sensor: Connect 3 Female to Male Jumpers on one end of the motion sensor.
- Secure the Gas Sensor to the back side of the Left Wall with M3 Bolts (8mm) and M3 Nuts.
- Connect the Humidity and Temperature Sensor to the front side of the Left Wall with M3 Bolts (8mm) and M3 Nuts.
- Connect one end of the three Female to Male Jumper Cables from the Humidity and Temperature Sensor and run it through the wiring hole in the Left Wall.
- Connect one end of the three Female to Male Jumper Cables to the Gas Sensor, then secure all the wires in place with Clips.
- Secure the LDR Sensor to the front of the Middle Wall using an M3 Bolt (8mm) and M3 Nut.
- Attach the Flame Sensor to the front side of the wall in the same manner.
- Connect the wires to each sensor with Female to Male Jumper Cables and fasten them with Clips.
- Mount the Servo Motor at the back of the Middle Wall using M3 Bolts (20mm) and M3 Nuts.
- Place the Gear on the shaft of the Servo Motor.
- Open PictoBlox and set the Servo Motor angle to 0 degrees. The servo head should get aligned properly.
- Secure the IR Sensor to the back of the Right Wall with an M3 Bolt (8mm) and M3 Nut.
- Connect the Female to Male Jumper Cables to the IR Sensor and Relay.
- Secure the Soil Moisture Sensor to the back of the Back Wall using an M3 Bolt (8mm) and an M3 Nut.
- Insert M3 Bolts (12mm) through the Expansion Board, and then slide M3 MDF Small Spacers through them.
- Attach the Expansion Board to the back of the Back Wall with M3 Nuts.
- Place the Fan Mount Front into the Fan Mount Sides and secure them with a Rubberband.
- Insert the DC Motor’s shaft into the Fan Mount Front and attach the Fan to the DC Motor’s shaft.
- Feed the DC Motor wire through the hole in the Back Wall and insert the Fan Assembly on the front side of the Back Wall, then secure it with a Rubberband.
- Connect the Battery by placing it on the back of the Quarky with the red wire towards the right side.
- Mount and snap the A1 Purple Parts to keep the Battery safe and secure.
- Lock the A1 Purple Parts with an A2 Purple Part by pressing them together gently.
- Fix the M2 Metal Standoffs (30mm) on the back of the Quarky and fix them with M2 Nuts.
- Attach the Expansion Connectors on the Quarky according to the Wiring diagram.
- Insert the Expansion Connectors through the hole on the Back Wall from the front side and fix the assembled Quarky to the Back Wall with M2 Bolts (6mm).
- Connect the wires to the Expansion Board.
- Attach Female to Male Jumper Cables to the Soil Moisture Sensor.
House Wall Assembly
Now we will assemble the house’s walls using Rubber Bands only.
- Secure the Middle Wall to the Floor using a Rubberband.
- Attach the Left Wall to the Floor with a Rubberband.
- Connect the Door Support to the Left and Middle walls.
- Secure the Right Wall to the Floor using a Rubberband.
- Place the Door in the entrance, with the Gear on the right side of the gear rail.
- Attach the Front Wall to the Left Wall, Right Wall, and the Floor using Rubberbands.
- Attach the House’s Back Wall to the Left Wall, Middle Wall, Right Wall, and Floor using Rubberbands.
- Pass the Relay Plug through the wire hole in the Back Wall.
- Secure the wires of the Motion Sensor and IR Sensor to the right wall with Clips.
- Apply the Rubberband at the bottom of the Back Wall clipping the wires passing through the bottom.
The assembly of the IoT House is complete.
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