In this tutorial, you will create your own Art Bot, a robot with markers for legs. It creates awesome abstract art with it's "feet" as it wobbles across your paper! The creature's motion comes from a spinning motor with an offset weight attached; this causes the bot to vibrate. The size and location of said weight can be used as variables. If you tinker with these variables, you will effect how the robot moves, thus changing how it draws.
It is up to you to decide how the robot draws best! Good luck!

Step 1: Materials

In order to make your own Art Robot, you must have the following supplies:
  • Cup (one you don't mind gluing/taping things to)
  • Glue gun / sticks
  • Markers (thin size, washable)
  • Popsicle sticks (at least 6)
  • Foam tape / foam
  • DC toy motor*
  • Battery pack*
  • Batteries*
  • Poster board
  • Cork or styrofoam ball
  • Electrical tape
  • Optional: Additional craft materials to decorate your robot

* I used parts from my science room at school. I do not know the models I used, or for sure what the voltage was of the battery pack. The battery pack I used had 3xAA batteries. Therefore, it is believed that the voltage was 4.5v.
<p>I love it! It's fun to watch it in action :)</p>
<p>I think we might use this to teach kids about electronics at our school!</p><p>Great instructable!</p>
<p>You should! They are fun to make!</p>
<p>Thank-you both! So much! This was my first instructable. I made it for school :)</p>

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