Well...this week, I asked for some differentiated instruction. I was pretty sure I didn't understand how to create a circuit on my own. I wasn't even sure where to start. But, after making my case to Dr. B, he gave me something else to look at: Automata.
So this is like an animation that you build. That's the best explanation I have for it. This is the site with the instructions: github.com/holasciarts/automata
This is their example of the reciprocating cam:
And here's what I came up with: