loading
Picture of Make Your Own Robot
build-bristlebots.png

Want to make a robot? Watch as Design Squad shows you how to make a mini robot that skitters around the room! For step-by-step instructions visit the Design Squad website.

Here's what you'll need to build your own Bristle Bot!

-1 pager motor with two wires (1-volt to 3-volt motor) No pager motor? Buy one at an electronics store or remove one from a broken electronic device that buzzes or vibrates (e.g., cell phone, electric toothbrush, pager, etc.).

-1 button cell battery (1 volt to 3 volt, to match the pager motor)

-1 toothbrush with bristles set at an angle. No toothbrush with angled bristles? Put a book on top of a head with straight bristles. After a few minutes, the bristles will stay angled back.

-Attachment materials (e.g., rubber band, twist-tie, zip-tie, tape, or double-stick foam tape)

-Pliers/wire cutter

-Wire stripper (optional)

For step-by-step instructions visit the Design Squad website.

Step 1: Cut off the toothbrush head

Picture of Cut off the toothbrush head
Snip off the head, using pliers or wire cutters.
Cut the handle close to the bristles.
 
Mr AbAk6 months ago

Nice Ible

Mr AbAk6 months ago

Nice Ible