Picture of How to build your Modular Vibrating Robot

Electronics + LEGO + sugru

Modular Vibrating Robot !


Since a couple of years I have been playing with the wonderful HEXBUG, but I started to get frustrated by the
- Shape and size : That I wasn't able to change.
- Power : the HEXBUGS are great but not very powerful little robots, I was interested in power application
- Modularity : I love modularity and the capacity of changing / tweaking things.
I was looking for a way to make something like HEXBUG, but modular and extendable...

Sugru is great for that : 
- It maintains the small elements as I solder them
- It sticks to everything (pretty much) Electronics + LEGO, easy. 
- Keeps my circuit / cables tidy and short-circuit proof. 
- Great at connecting vibrating elements (my motor provides 6G, that's many more times more vibration than the HEXBUG)
- Makes my tiny robot super strong
- If I am not happy with the robot, I can cut sugru and recycle the parts. 

This instructables was made at TechShop SF for sugru.com by Cesar Harada

So, Let's get started !!!
Remove these adsRemove these ads by Signing Up

Step 1: Parts

Picture of Parts
Parts -- 
Total budget parts : 9.8 GBP | 9.65 USD  /  per vibrating block. You can get cheaper if you make a few of them :)

  • Soldering irons
  • Stripping pliers 
  • Pliers
  • Tissue paper to clean your fingers off sugru
LEGO HEXBUG!!!how awesome
Misac-kun2 years ago
Pretty criative and inovative! some kind of poor man's mindstorm lego series.