This project is for age group 18+.

As I promised in my last instructable (https://www.instructables.com/id/Ideas-for-discarded-mice-reuse-GO-TEAM-MOUSE/), I will show you how to make insects reusing damaged mice. But they won't be only insects. They will be vibroinsects!! :-)

First, I will make a mantis, step by step. And in the last step you will see two more ideas: an ant and a tick. They use the same basics of the vibromantis, so you can build anyone you want.

So, let's start with the vibromantis. And... GO TEAM MOUSE, GO!!!!!!!

Step 1: Materials


1 mouse (I use a wireless mouse for saving the AA batteries holder)
1 electric motor (from a toy car it's all right)
1 joystick eccentric weight (the thing that makes the joystick to vibre)
6 car wiper pieces, 4 for the legs and 2 for the arms (replacement: 6 legs from 3D glasses)
10 frame iron pieces
4 iron angles
1 Switch
1 AA 2 batteries holder (if you don't have a wireless mouse)
2 AA batteries
1 deodorant cap
screws and bolts
Tin soldering

For the lower body I used an aluminum piece from an alarm, but you can replace it with some plastic container.
For the neck I used an iron piece found in the street. The head is an industrial piece foun in a junkyard. You can replace it even with a Lego block.


Dremel Rotary Tool
Wire cutters
Screwdriver kit
Soldering Iron

And don't forget the classic building rules:

1. If you don't have it, replace it!
2. Use protective equipment (dust mask and goggles)
3. Beware of drilled and soldered hot surfaces
4. Work in a good ventilated area.
5. Always have junk in stock
6. Enjoy!

Excelente!!<br><br>La pulga es genial XD.<br><br>Gran trabajo, gracias por las ideas.
Con gusto, Becoming the Beast. Gracias a ti!
So it moves on vibration?
looks like a praying mantis
Wow! Looks like I need to add another thing onto my to-do list.
AWESOME! Thanks Kaptain! :-)
I started working on it and am having a great time!
HOORAY!!! I want to see it!!!! :-)
I'll post pictures when I finish.
&iexcl;&iexcl;&iexcl;Enhorabuena, Mario!!!<br> :D
Muchas gracias Santo!! Siempre es genial contar con tu apoyo!! :-)
You do Great work!
Thanks Chapa de Frente!! :-)
Thanks Paisano!!!!! :-)
Buenisimo !!!
Muchas gracias Bruno!!
This is a great project!! :)
Thanks Copilarim!! :-)
cute, wish i could make this
Why don't try?
Tienes mi voto :)
Gracias Santo!!! :-)
Cool! Fun!
Thanks Lindie!! :-)
dude i love your sculptures do you make them for a living
Thanks Sculptur!! Well, no. I work as security chief. This is a hobby. But maybe one day..,
Thanks Santo!!! :-)
very cool robot, love it!
Thanks Simplebotics!! :-)
El concurso perfecto pa sumerc&eacute;...el q quiera mas....BUE NI SI MO...felicitaciones .
Gracias Mr. Sanchez! Me tocaba defender mi t&iacute;tulo del a&ntilde;o pasado en reuso de computadores da&ntilde;ados! :-)
Q se me hace q sumerce manda hacer esos contests...eso es suyo y de naiden mas.Muy muy vkano...
JAJAJAJAJAJA!!! Ojal&aacute; as&iacute; fuera para ganarme el Ipad!! jejeje! Pero gracias!! :-)
Thanks!!! :-)
Your welcome!
me likey
Thanks!! :-)
Thanks!! :-)
Wonderful creatures! I start collecting wipers and wireless mice from now on :-)<br>Do you sell these as toys?
Thanks Ynze! And well, sometimes I sell them. :-)
I like the ant, it looks great!
Thanks Cowscankill!! :-)

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Bio: I'm Mario Caicedo Langer, from Colombia, former Navy officer and BSc in Naval Sciences. Right now I'm Technical Director and Technology Lead Teacher ... More »
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