Introduction: Blinky the Bristlebot


This is Blinky the Bristlebot and also an interesting demonstration of technological anthropomorphism (assigning human characteristics to animals, plants or inanimate objects).Adding the eyes and a name changed my friends' comments from '*sigh* another of Andy's strange gadgets' to 'Ahhhhh, Isn't he cute!'.This is my interpretation of the EvilMadScientist bristlebot which I made a few months ago.

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mrdepo96 made it!(author)2009-07-12

Bristlebot fight club anyone?

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the+dashing+hero made it!(author)2012-01-14

i want to join!

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jokermaru made it!(author)2011-10-30

ill use my super bristle bot Colgate toothbrush nyahahaha....

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TechyGeeky made it!(author)2011-01-14

I'd gladly join. Well, time to take apart that old toothbrush!
:D

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your+dog made it!(author)2010-08-03

I'm In!

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______ made it!(author)2010-11-07

Me to

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PVCHD made it!(author)2010-09-17

I need to make one but i cant get the right motor... Fight club sounds fun though

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sfcsarah made it!(author)2010-05-01

 adding the eyes and the name is important

My first reaction was just like theirs

'Isn't it cute?'

nice toy :)

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m1n1j1mmy made it!(author)2009-09-20

aaaaaaaaaaw i make one i shall name him blinky and blinky shall be mine

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jjj_9 made it!(author)2009-08-07

is it a phone vibrater deal? if so where at? under the battery? what kind of battery? sorry bout all the questions... not to smart

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AndyGadget made it!(author)2009-08-08

Yep, it's a phone vibrator and any small button-cell type battery will do. If you look at the opening shot in the video you can see it's held down by a springy bit of wire from one terminal of the motor. There's a wire you can't see from the other motor terminal to underneath the motor. See the EvilMadScientist link above for details. I used exactly the same principle but different components.

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coolrobot made it!(author)2009-07-23

=O omg at 1:15 you made him fall!

meanie =D

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AndyGadget made it!(author)2009-07-24

I'll be making him a friend soon to make up for it.

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coolrobot made it!(author)2009-07-24

and they live happily ever after...the end

=)

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