Plug in the battery and you are ready to clean. Placing the brushes in differing positions creates different patterns of motion. Try experimenting. ...
As part of my effort to make our life easier through robotics, I have made a low-cost cleaning bot called Scrub Bot. This state of the art cleaning robot is great at polishing floors and shining glass tables (provided that you soap it up first). It also disperses small particulates evenly across your floor in such a manner that your home may look cleaner than it actually is. That's not all! Thanks to its unique non-patented frisbee design, Scrub Bot allows you to easily add all of your favorite thingamajigs and what-nots directly to the bot without wondering where to put them. Create a circuit to toggle each motor independantly for a more "intentionally driven" effect. What are you waiting for? Make one today! Everyone, but your pets, will thank you.
(x3) Scrubber brushes
(x3) Adjustable tracks
(x2) Computer fans (of the same size)
(x1) 9V battery connector
(x1) 9V battery
(x6) 1-1/2" bolts
(x18) nuts for 1-1/2" bolts
(x6) 1/2" bolts and nuts
(x1) a bunch of small zip ties
Step 2: Drill holes
Drill holes in the end of each scrubber brush such that you can later bolt on the adjustable track parallel along its length.
You can use the ends of the track as a drilling guide.
Step 3: Attach the track
Place 1-1/2" bolts down through the adjustable track such that the middle slider part is facing upwards.
Insert one or two nuts to space the track off of the scrubber brush in such a way that the middle slider can move freely.
Insert the bolts into the hole on the scrubber brush and fasten it on with another nut.
Step 4: Mark for drilling
Place the slider bracket flush with the edge of the frisbee and make marks for drilling.
These marks should be made in such a way that it splits the frisbee into even thirds.
Step 5: Drill
Drill holes in the frisbee with an 1/8" drill bit.
Step 6: Fasten
Flip the frisbee upside down and tightly fasten the middle sliders to the frisbee using 1/2" nuts and bolts.
The brushes should now be acting to create a tripod to support the frisbee.
Bio:My name is Randy and I run the Autodesk Design Studio. I'm also the author of the books 'Simple Bots,' and '62 Projects to Make with a Dead Computer'. Since I am always making new things, subscribing ...read more »