Introduction: (PURPLE) Robo-Beetle!

Picture of (PURPLE) Robo-Beetle!

Do you want a pet for your home, and you don't like puppies or cats? I made a beetle using a purple plastic case and pieces of dead computers. The legs are from the frame of a PC screen filter. For the movement, I use a toy motor with gear box.

The eye is a red LED inside a roll-on deodorant ball.


Junior Genius (author)2016-07-16

Can you make an instructor of it with a camera on it?

Could be!

masterzeb318 (author)2012-09-11

the robot kinda looks like a dalek beetle thing

M.C. Langer (author)masterzeb3182012-09-11


alcapwn44 (author)2012-07-17

you should put rubber on the feet so it will go straight and make an instructable for it

theswordninja561 (author)2011-08-21

man the video won't load on my computer...... and can u make a instructable?

Mr.Sanchez (author)2011-07-07

Congrats....Say cheeeeeeez....enjoy your prize.

M.C. Langer (author)Mr.Sanchez2011-07-07

Thank you very much Mr. Sanchez!!!! :-)

rfrancis (author)2011-06-28

how to make it give that with circuit diagram
with proper explanation i am grade 5

imBobertRobert (author)rfrancis2011-07-02

there are a lot of tutorials like this, explore! just be prepared for hundreds of dollars of components for some, and really heafty diagrams.

Poehls05 (author)2011-06-25

Is it me or does it look like more of a blue?

M.C. Langer (author)Poehls052011-06-26

Nop. It's purple.

Jo-dan (author)2011-06-24

it looks like a dalek head

M.C. Langer (author)Jo-dan2011-06-26


JossiEsteban (author)2011-06-24

Te felicito esto es puro talento COLOMBIANO !!!

M.C. Langer (author)JossiEsteban2011-06-26

Muchas gracias JossiEsteban!!! :-) De dónde eres?

tinker234 (author)2011-06-22

wow it walks sideways

M.C. Langer (author)tinker2342011-06-22


tinker234 (author)M.C. Langer2011-06-22

ok then does it have any extra fetures

M.C. Langer (author)tinker2342011-06-23

It lights its eye and it's creepy... :-P

tinker234 (author)M.C. Langer2011-06-24


dombeef (author)tinker2342011-06-23

It is purple, does that count? It also lights up

It also can fly, but that's for another instructable...

tinker234 (author)dombeef2011-06-23

ok that counts

The nerdling (author)2011-06-23

gee, you robots are really cool.
how many do you have?

M.C. Langer (author)The nerdling2011-06-23

I have built 150, more or less... I think more.

The nerdling (author)M.C. Langer2011-06-23


mrgryphon (author)2011-06-23

Teach it to scream "EXTERMINATE!" at people and it might aspire to grow up to be a Dalek.

M.C. Langer (author)mrgryphon2011-06-23

I love the idea!

splazem (author)2011-06-22

This is awesome!

M.C. Langer (author)splazem2011-06-22

Thanks Splazem!! :-)

Robot Lover (author)2011-06-22

If you put some rubber erasers on the bottom of the leg, it should move better! 5*

M.C. Langer (author)Robot Lover2011-06-22

Nop, it doesn't work with those mechanism. I made the experiment. Thanks!

chrisre cat (author)2011-06-22

little darlek

M.C. Langer (author)chrisre cat2011-06-22


SHIFT! (author)2011-06-22

Really adorable! This mixes my two favorite things in the world, Robot Beetles and Hal 9000!

Please post a step by step!

M.C. Langer (author)SHIFT!2011-06-22

Thanks Shift! Well, You can get some ideas from a previous step by step I made:

neologik (author)2011-06-22

jeje, nice!
you are very awesome!

i like all your robots. would be cool to see all together!


M.C. Langer (author)neologik2011-06-22

Thanks Neologik! It would be fun, but some of them are away... I sold them.

Kaptain Kool (author)2011-06-22


M.C. Langer (author)Kaptain Kool2011-06-22

Thanks Kaptain!

AUG-5OM3 (author)2011-06-22

Nice, but in the video the sound it makes when it moves sounds kinda annoying =D

M.C. Langer (author)AUG-5OM32011-06-22

Thanks Aug!!

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Bio: I'm Mario Caicedo Langer, from Colombia, former Navy officer and BSc in Naval Sciences. Right now I'm Technical Director and Technology Lead Teacher ... More »
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