Vibrobot Paintings





Introduction: Vibrobot Paintings

Yet another chapter in the "Let A Sculptor Make Drawings And Paintings Chronicles" Now with video!

Step 1: Build a Vibrobot

You've seen them all before: Vibrobots. Neat little toys using a pager motor, a toothbrush head, and a battery. Cute, aren't they?

Step 2: My Not-so-cute Vibrobot

I only had AA batteries on hand. Using one battery on top of the motor on top of the bristles proved too top heavy. So I added another battery as ballast and hung them low around the bristles. Note my extra swanky on/off switch: a rubber band.

Step 3: Paint, and a Surface

Dip your bristles into some thinned out acrylic paints, some ink, chocolate sauce, whatever.

The bot seemed sluggish on a soft surface, so I placed a sheet of sketch paper on a drawing board.

Turn it on, set it on the paper and once again marvel at the magic of the artistic process.

Spirograph has nothing on Vibrobot.



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my vibrobot


Your video's are published as "private" on YouTube. Can you make them public? I'm curious how your bots move...

Sorry about that. Should be public now. Let me know if not.


Cool! Thanks!

sweet, u get some nice effects there, i was just trying to turn an old toohbrush into one of these, but i cut thru the wire! no soldering iron *sobs*

I added no solder on this... Electrical tape, hot glue and rubber bands are all that make this run. Don't despair, but ask yourself "What would MacGuyver do in this situation?"

who the hell is macguyver

Oh. . . you're Chuck Norris. . . that's great.