Kristina Fasteson, Vanessa HsuChen, and Gabriella Wimmer present

Hey Diddle Diddle

Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle
the cow jumped over the moon,
The little dog laughed to see such sport
and the dish ran away with the spoon.


Our Project:

We initially wanted to construct a self-milking cow. However, we thought that idea might be too boring, so we decided to recreate the classic nursery rhyme "Hey Diddle Diddle" (with REAL milk).

The Process:

We decided that a series of crickets would be our best option for carrying out the various tasks incorporated into our performance. Each cricket powered a "character" in the poem. The cat and fiddle danced together, the cow (named Elsa) jumped over the moon, the dog shook with laughter, and the dish and spoon ran away (on a track).

Elsa the Cow:

Elsa is very dear to us. We spent a whole day constructing and beautifying our gorgeous cow. Click here for further information on this lovely creature.

Our code:

Click here to see the programs we wrote to make our Hey Diddle Diddle scene come to life.


You can see more pictures of our project here.

For more information on Robotics, check out the links below:

Robotics Design Studio - We participated in the Wellesley College Wintersession 2001 Robotics Design Studio.

Handy Boards - These are the most powerful computers we used for our robots (besides PCs).

Crickets - As mentioned above, we used these to power our display.

Lego - Legos are cool. We used them to build our robots. They're much more than just toys...