Step 2: The Toothbrush

The first thing you will do it take your toothbrush and remove the battery cover and take out the battery inside it.
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)

Still cant believe that someone took repackaged the bristlebot idea and is selling them for $8 at the cheapest under the name "Hexbugs"
<p>absolutely.............just right and in india they sell it for 400 rs which is a lot for us</p>
+1, FTW
i have made mine today,it's brillient.
Dude i just finished mine and it is awesome!!!! I am 11 years old and i have been searching instructables for along time and couldn't find anything but advanced stuff that said it was really easy. I also have like no parts in house at all but i do have that kind of tooth brush. My friend and i were planning on making a little invention thing where we invented stuff.<br> AGAIN THINK YOU A LOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I know right!!! i was sooooo happy when i saw something that did not cost 100 dollars!! ^-^ ^-^
awesome i had to do a how to make a...... project and i used the bristle bot and i got a 100
This is awesome! I love the idea of drawing with it.
Thanks! <br><br>Yea I enjoy it!<br>It's fun to tweak the Bristlebots to paint how you want them too. :)
Do you have an instructable on how to control the bristle bot?
great sir !!!!<br><br>

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