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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:

Supplies-

-Mini vibration motor
-Capacitor
-Tooth brush head
-glue gun
-9v battery
 
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Step 1: The Set Up

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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.

Step 2: Attach the Head

now glue your motor and electricity source to your tooth brush head, I cut the middle strip of bristles off then I glued it to the bottom for the first type, for  the second type i glued it to the top. the first type works alot better because of the angle bristle heads. the second type falls over more and just spins around most of the time.

Step 3: Let it Loose

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now either charge your capictor or connect the battery to your motor and let your robot loose!
Enjoy!
wolf-y3 years ago
wow its so cool i will do one

i will do it also

LorditaM5 days ago

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

mintar3 years ago
Where can i find a mini vibration motor?
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)  mintar3 years ago
probably any electrical store, i got mine from radio shack
mintar Emsaid3 years ago
I found one in a Nokia...
wsanriv mintar3 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
robertjames3 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
Cadet3 years ago
Gotta love Joint Winter Encampments?? hmm?????
Emsaid (author)  Cadet3 years ago
?? i didnt go
rowow3 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)  rowow3 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
jefersonrod3 years ago
Cool man, seems like a cockroach running on the floor. I´ll Try do it.
neffk3 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.
uberhund3 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)  uberhund3 years ago
i bought mine fer $3 so you might just wait till their on sale
Emsaid (author) 3 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...
uberhund3 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
uberhund3 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?
Lapin13 years ago
Very nice indeed. The use of a capacitor is fairly original. What value did you use? 2000µF or more ?
Emsaid (author)  Lapin13 years ago
im not quite sure, it was from an air hogs toy
Kiteman3 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)  Kiteman3 years ago
thanks! it goes for about 5 min
Culturespy3 years ago
Very nice indeed. Well done on using the capacitor.