Introduction: How to Make a Cockroack Robot

Here is a nice little project that enyone can do in less then 30 minutes
its cheap, easy, fast and funny
and it can be done using only 5$


robobot3112 (author)2014-08-19

hey a nice idea for a bump sensor.

for the strings i suggest springier ones they are easy to activate.

anyway good ible. :)

Aakashyap (author)2013-10-26

Awesome!!little still blowing mind

memusic (author)2012-09-06

we can do from triple battery

memusic (author)2012-08-31

where to keep sensor of cockroach????????

afong1 (author)2011-04-14

i cant see the video :( it was blocked in my country

fluffyevan (author)2010-09-19

Where can I get motors like that?????

peterjacob (author)fluffyevan2010-09-19

most electronics' stores


good luck! :)

Waren-Neutron (author)2010-09-02

you know this formula e = mc2 if you know reply me peter jacob.

peterjacob (author)Waren-Neutron2010-09-02

E=energy=mc^2=m(c*c) yes, i know that formula :)

Waren-Neutron (author)2010-08-28

warengadia is my another account.

warengadia (author)2010-08-25

i,m the one of your fan in instructable my full name is waren a gonzaga i,m inventor i have idea in anythng about on this earth and im smrt in science

elenwaren (author)2010-08-08

who invent robot cocroach is genius and good work

peterjacob (author)elenwaren2010-08-09

i did :) but the beetlebot is briliant too! NOTE: i didnt know about the beetlebot from "Make:" untill after i made my cockroach and i dont know which one was invened first. but i did NOT steal any ideas from anyone.

Jcgg (author)2010-04-27

 is it possible to make it remote control?

MACKattacksnipe (author)2010-04-11

i got that song

TXTCLA55 (author)2009-03-16

well done, although it is a close copy to the beatle bug...

if you did copy it, try not to next time.

robomaniac (author)TXTCLA552010-03-23

hey thanks

It is not really a beetle robot but a battery powered photopper design.

He makes a sort circuit of the opposite motor, wich is not really efficient design since the motor was to try to push it way out.

It will get stuck 95% of the time.

peterjacob (author)TXTCLA552009-03-17

lol many peaple ask me that... but i didnt coby it... it is an OLD video i posted even before i knew the beetlebot, witch i think is an avesome design!

TXTCLA55 (author)peterjacob2009-03-18

oh never mind then, sorry about that, :P

Cubie2 (author)2009-11-21

Check your spelling. (It should be SURE not SHURE) :)

punkhead58 (author)Cubie22010-02-09

Did you even watch the entire video, or did you just stop at the spelling error in the beginning?

This project was an ingenious design of a sentient, obstacle avoiding robot, without the use of any MCs, ICs, relays, or even sensors for that matter.

He should be applauded, not flamed.

Cubie2 (author)punkhead582010-02-23

Agreed, I was just pointing that out :P

ahmad2117 (author)2010-01-08

can i put the LED in the front so it looks like eyes?

dragonface (author)2009-09-10

it wouldnt matter if i used some othe type of wheels rite?

peterjacob (author)dragonface2009-09-10

no, not at all

mynameishamm (author)peterjacob2009-09-28


peterjacob (author)mynameishamm2009-09-29

yep! :)

rocketman217 (author)2009-03-21

I made one and it gos in circles because one motors faster would ading a resistor help????

it should

paintsniper (author)2009-07-28

also u should make a third connection from the battery to the motor so that one motor doesnt sto it just reverses otherwise good job cheers

paintsniper (author)2009-07-28

iv designd heaps of beam robots,battle robots and some weird robots and i think that its going two fast and it shouldnt break as often as urs does to eliminate that adjust theangle of the motors up and it will slow adjust them down it will speed up.ask me if u want to see my designs cheers

nishantvaidya (author)2009-06-19

its too cool

vpbotbuilder (author)2009-05-05

do i really have to use guitar strings for the sensors, or can i just use regular wire? any reply will do t5hanks

peterjacob (author)vpbotbuilder2009-05-06

any bouncy/spring like wire will do!

vpbotbuilder (author)peterjacob2009-05-24

OK, awesome. this will be my first robot so im going to make an instructable dedicated to it. thanks and keep up the good robots =D

Sergant Tinkers (author)2009-05-21

Awesome! Really love it!

Berkin (author)2009-03-20

Very nice! I have to try this sometime.

geek dax (author)2009-03-15

cool but i wish it was made of house hold things

peterjacob (author)2008-09-26

Well it isn´t a real robot - but it do have two sensors to guide it =]

nidobrito (author)peterjacob2009-02-16

lol it's a real robot....but very simple....

uguy (author)2008-09-26

How is this a Robot? It's more of a motorized toy!

nidobrito (author)uguy2009-02-16

read the definition of a robot...\o/

wenpherd (author)2009-02-12

not shure, sure!

Ghost Wolf (author)2009-02-06


dombeef (author)2008-12-04

you spelled some words wrong

fallenspirit123 (author)2008-11-08

Daft punk Nice!!! nice little Beam bot i am going to make it

Udon (author)2008-10-29

Really cool. I want a cockroack. It's so simple.

evilgenius 398 (author)2008-10-27


place name here- (author)2008-10-13

The schematic will help and I think I have the same soldering iron as you

flaresam (author)2008-09-24

pritty sweet, but kinda hard to understand... you should make a full instructable not just a vid.... If u do, ill deffentaly make one!!!

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