They are really quite easy to make and are a lot of fun!
Many Bristlebots are the same, mine is different!
I will be teaching you how to make a Bristlebot using a Pulsar Oral B Toothbrush!
These new Bristlebots also look really cool!
Step 1: Supplies & Tools
1. Pulsar Oral B Toothbrush
(the reason we need this brush is because there is a tiny vibrating motor inside which will be powering our little robot!)
2. Double Sided Adhesive Tape
3. 1.5V Button Cell Battery
1. Wire Stripper
3. Tiny Scissors
4. Pliers/Wire Cutter
5. Heavy Object (book)
Step 2: The Toothbrush
Hey! Now you have a spare AAA battery! (Figure 1.1 & 1.2)
Use your pliers to remove the guts of the toothbrush. This may take some force but don’t worry you won’t break the motor. (Figure 1.3 & 1.4)
Once you have removed the guts of the toothbrush take your pliers and use the wire cutting part to cut the head of the toothbrush of off the body. (Figure 1.5)
The bristles are facing strait down but we wish for the to have an angle.
Place a book on top of the toothbrush head.
(Make sure the bristles are facing towards the uncut end.) (Figure 1.6 & 1.7)
Step 3: The Guts!
Should you cut the blue wire or the red one?... Both!
Cut both of the wires with your small scissors and remove the motor from the plastic. (Figure 2.3)
Now that you have the motor you will need to strip the plastic off the wires. Do this using a wire stripper. (Figure 2.4)