Picture of DIY Tooth Brush Robot
here I'll show you how to make a tooth brush robot out of a few simple pieces, I know theres been a lot of other ible's of the same thing but mine is a bit different and can be charged over and over. this is my own design of this robot, you need:


-Mini vibration motor
-Tooth brush head
-glue gun
-9v battery

Step 1: The Set Up

Picture of The Set Up
First you are going to wire everything up. I just soldered the motor onto the capacitor, but id you dont have a capacitor then connect the motor to a small battery. you can also add a switch if you want.
ALOKS110 months ago

Cool!! And what about the Capacitors? Can I do without the CapaCitor? I mean a small battery Cell will be okay? And CapaCitor needs to be Charged often right?

wolf-y4 years ago
wow its so cool i will do one
LorditaM wolf-y11 months ago

i will do it also

LorditaM11 months ago

very nice robot i made a robot made of can !!!

mintar4 years ago
Where can i find a mini vibration motor?
Lucky7x7 mintar2 years ago
any cell phone or pager with a vibrate feature.
also vibrating shaver handles and vibrating toothbrushes have little motors for bristle bots as well.
Emsaid (author)  mintar4 years ago
probably any electrical store, i got mine from radio shack
mintar Emsaid4 years ago
I found one in a Nokia...
wsanriv mintar4 years ago
Yes me too I found one in my nokia, but by some reason I cant find my celular any more.....

Nice little bot :D
robertjames4 years ago
there are toys in the market called a hex bug it is like this and there are differnt ones like spiders and ants
Cadet4 years ago
Gotta love Joint Winter Encampments?? hmm?????
Emsaid (author)  Cadet4 years ago
?? i didnt go
rowow4 years ago
guys what dont you under stand the robots are really easy to makeinsted of a capasitor use a button cell/battery and its called a BRISTIL BOT NOT A TOOTH BRUSH ROBOT???
Emsaid (author)  rowow4 years ago
i know i know, i was just making a different version of it, this one can be charged countless times so you dont need to replace any batteries. I was just throwing it out there.... dont be hatin bro lol
jefersonrod4 years ago
Cool man, seems like a cockroach running on the floor. I´ll Try do it.
neffk4 years ago
If you upload your movies to youtube, they'll be more accessible. They have code for embedding it in a web page, which you can cut/paste here.
uberhund4 years ago
Whatever it is, we know that it's not simply a capacitor. True, the "X" scoring on the top is familiar to electrolytic capacitors. The scoring works as a pressure release should it decide to explode, a nasty habit that electrolytics have when connected in the wrong polarity and/or with too high a voltage rating.

However, niCads have nasty habits also, so I'm inclined to think it's a rechargeable battery of some sort.

But why no polarity indicators on the packaging, in either case? I still don't get that. I'm not going to buy an Airhog to find out.
Emsaid (author)  uberhund4 years ago
i bought mine fer $3 so you might just wait till their on sale
Emsaid (author) 4 years ago
ok everybody! sorry i dont have any info about the capacitor, but i found it in one of these things http://www.amazon.com/Air-Hogs-Charger-Styles-Colors/dp/B001DSQWHI, after the plane  broke...
uberhund4 years ago
Yeah, that's why I don't think it's a simple "capacitor." There has to be something else going on inside that mystery component
this is really cool. if any one successfully builds one, let me know. all the capacitors at my local store look nothing like the one in this instructable, so iv hit a snag
uberhund4 years ago
Hm. I dunno. Something's not right. Has anyone been able to reproduce Captain Molo's results with a capacitor of a known value?
Lapin14 years ago
Very nice indeed. The use of a capacitor is fairly original. What value did you use? 2000µF or more ?
Emsaid (author)  Lapin14 years ago
im not quite sure, it was from an air hogs toy
Kiteman4 years ago
Nice little bot - how long will it run on a full charge?

(Oh, and more people will watch your videos if you upload them to YouTube or similar and then embed them.)
Emsaid (author)  Kiteman4 years ago
thanks! it goes for about 5 min
Culturespy4 years ago
Very nice indeed. Well done on using the capacitor.