This is a type of robot that used to be just a pager motor on a tooth brush but now you can make it remote control with just a few items. You don't need to know ANYTHING about robots, or electronics to make this project.
Step 1: Materials
To make this robot you will need
-hot glue gun
-a mini remote control helicopter (i used a Reflex brand plane) its better to have one with two side propellers or something that can help turn the bristle robot.
- 2 toothbrushes
-a knife (or a away to pry open the airplane)
- If you want more control you will need an X-box controler motor, or pager motor
If you have this you are ready to go :D
Step 2: Removing the Parts You Need
This is probably the hardest part of this tutorial Lol.
First you need to find any screws on the helicopter to help you take it apart. If you can't just find a way to get inside.
you will need to get the main control circuit board, the main motor, the side propellers, and the rechargable battery. This is the most important part in this Instructable. Make sure you Don't separate any of these parts or the robot won't work. Be careful so you don't cut any wires
Step 3: Assembling the Robot
Use hot glue to put the parts together. The dual propellers go at the front on top of the circuit board. The circuit board will be glued to the top of the battery. The toothbrushes go under the batter.(make sure the robot can stand without support so far.) Now you add the motor at the back however you want ( I did mine at an angle.) look at the pictures to help you understand. If you want to use the X-box motor or pager motor instead you will have to
Step 4: Off-set
Now you have to make the motor to vibrate. If you look at a pager motor or a cell phone motor you will see a metal piece that is not centered on the spinning part. you can recreate that by getting some sort of metal piece that is very bendable. you can get this from a coke can. Make a small hole that is not in the center or off to the side. glue this to the motor so it can't move a lot. you can see this in the pictures.
If you want more control over the robot you can replace the helicopter motor with an X-box controler or a pager motor. These both have more control than just adding an off-set.
Step 5: Reinforcement
Since this robot is sort of fragile and it is going to vibrate a lot you will need to reinforce it. all you have to do is cover a lot of wire joints between the circuit board and everywhere else with A LOT of hot glue. just go crazy!!!! 0_o
Step 6: Using the Robot
If you make this from a RC plane it is likely to have a charging port and an on-off switch. Try it out and see if it works. It might be sort of hard to control it because it keeps trying to turn. I still am trying to figure out how to fix this so until then...deal with it :)