MyTinkerbot.com has came up with another simple bot!

There are many designs out for vibrating robots. Here is our version of it that uses a custom laser cut piece of acrylic, but you can easy use a piece of cardboard from the end of a box to complete the frame. All the parts can be found around your house or can be purchased for very cheap. If you want to get all the parts including the custom acrylic frame as a low price kit, you can get them at our shop here.

Step 1: Gather Materials

Here is what you need:

1. (1) Small Vibrating motor
2.  Heat shrink tubing (optional)
3. (1) 3V Coin Cell Battery (At least 85mAh)
4. (2) Paper clips (Cut for legs)
5. Double sided tape 
6. Acrylic frame or  thin piece of cardboard (30mm X 10mm with 2mm slots at both ends)

You will need either super glue or hot glue to bond the materials together. I prefer super glue.
If you had the ends be two holes(two on each end) instead of a slot, you probably wouldn't need glue, you could just push the legs in from the top, then bend them outwards. Or is there a reason it has to be a slot?
One reason for the slot is because it is easier to manage. Separate wholes would do but in my experience you have to account for tolerances with the laser cutter and the diameter of the paper clip. <br><br>0.05 millimeters makes big difference with the tiny wholes<br><br>Plus its tricky to adjust four separate legs than two at a time. But you can have fun and try it out. Let me know how it goes<br><br>But give it a try.. It shou
Would a vibrating motor from a busted Playstation controller work, or is it too heavy?
It will work but you may have to beef up your structure because the playstation motors are pretty powerful
very cute and simple! if you bend the legs in certain ways can you get it to move in a circle?
I only tried cutting the legs different lengths. It will jump around very fast. Im sure it can come close to circle if configured right.

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