Introduction: Cool Spiders

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cool spider you can make it with just a electric motor, wires and battery, you can make it turn side way and backward with just a bend on the spider legs.

Step 1: Materals and Tools

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MATERIAL: solder wire, coppter wire, electric motor( you can get it from old cell phone) battery

TOOLS: solder, and solder wire.

Step 2: Measure Wires

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you need to cut out

1 = 4cm head
1 = 12cm body
6 = 4.5cm front legs
2 = 6.5cm rear legs

2 = 2cm across spider body
1 = 3cm across spider body.

Step 3: Put Together the Wires

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place all the wire as show below and solder it.

Step 4: Connect the Electric Motor

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solder a 1cm cross the electric motor and connect the wires to + and -

Step 5: Solder the Motor

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solder the electric motor to the head of the spider

Step 6: Ready for the Test

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connect wires to the battery and place the battery on to the body of the spider and connect the wires to the electric motor, for more info how it works. please watch the video


Pixel Knight Studios (author)2015-06-27

Instructions weren't clear, i glued my hand to a toaster oven

zain31 (author)2016-01-03

easy to make

zain31 (author)2016-01-03

its a very good toy

Hambone22 (author)2015-11-05

It uses a vibrating motor right

nikolai_1209 (author)2015-05-03

How do you make it move?

kirinwantsaskateboard (author)2013-04-04

This is confusing me... Please provide clearer instructions... But overall this is a great instructable!!

RAYMOND VON (author)2013-02-13

cool i make it one work!!

me wimpy kid (author)2013-01-27

actually,have u ever felt a vibration on your phone......wel it happens so b'coz of that motor inside the phone.this motor vibrates the-copper wire frame(in the spider's case) and a tooth brush's head in the bristle bot's case.hope u understood.

jcaresheets (author)2012-08-01

I have been thinking about making a bristlebot for quite some time but have not gotten around to it. However I think this just might make me make it now. Great work!

Hamlet (author)2009-02-14

I like the idea! I was trying to make a modified version yesterday, but instead i ended up burning my self with my soldering iron. so today i took the time to take apart my mom's old cellphone and found the motor. and all i got to do is put it together. hopefully without burning my fingers again.

evilgenius 398 (author)2008-08-21

you could add a 555 timer chip and a relay so that it goes one way for a wile stops and goes the other way

puffyfluff (author)2008-07-19

I have something like this that I got at the Milwaukee Art Muesuem. It's wind up though-I like the battery better. Great instructable, good pics!

mettaurlover (author)2008-05-07

you can put rings on the back as a battery-holder on the rungs, and use foil for contacts, or the body of the spider by making it two layers and seperate them...

Blue_Cube (author)2008-03-26

what are the materials of it

idiotjohn (author)2008-01-04
Yeah. This is cool! But one thing that uses similar parts but is cooler is the bristlebot! Here for instructions.
Youtube video below is instructions and watching it move:

Mahmoud.Samy (author)idiotjohn2008-02-27

very nice diy thank you

wesie42 (author)2007-12-08

oops i mean a motor

dean-101 (author)wesie422008-02-26

you get them inside mobile phones. another place u can get them only a bit bigger is in game controlers

Big Bubba (author)2008-02-15


wesie42 (author)2007-12-08

where would you get a wire that samll?

hm2k (author)2007-11-19

"coppter wire" godda get me some of that! Assuming copper wire then... ;)

fma321 (author)2007-11-09

Nice project but you should refine your soldering techniques. It would make for more professional result. Try heating the wires with the iron and melting the solder with the wires allowing the solder to flow. This would prevent globs and cold solders.

LastMaster (author)2007-11-06

This should be called the lol spider... its great very fun little project makes me lol all the time... i think thats just me though >.> Ither way, i see that someone shops at RadioShack *looks at iron* :) Very cool instructable ;)

LastMaster (author)LastMaster2007-11-07

I finished mine.. and my spider has less solder so it looks a bit cleaner and.. i made the motor look like its head somehow.. Except i use this real thin wire and it look sall measy and tangled on my spider.. other than that I think mine looks pretty decent for being the first thing i ever soldered :) That worked too lol

bangbang007 (author)LastMaster2007-11-07

cool, if you had a picture of your spider posted here, that will be nice.

LastMaster (author)bangbang0072007-11-08

Yep this is my first soldering project.. i thought it would be easy and it was. It let me get the hang of soldering, and soldering to the motor with 30 gauge wire was a hassle, with the 1st motor, except i burnt that one out with a 9V xD And this motor was powered a AAA. :)

bangbang007 (author)LastMaster2007-11-09

thanks for posting the picture, your look pretty cool much better than mine.

Aeshir (author)2007-11-03

Can someone tell me what happens in the video? I can't watch it because i'm on dial-up.

Doctor What (author)Aeshir2007-11-08

he makes his spider, and turns it on. he turns it on, and it goes around, and around, and around, stuck on one leg.

Aerospaced (author)Aeshir2007-11-04

Parts needed for spider. 1 aa battery. 2 16 ga solid wire. 3 small vibrate motor from pager or phone. make frame shaped like spider to hold battery and motor in line. Mount motor so that spinning weight is to front. mount battery on body behind motor. connect wires or switch on. Vibration causes spider to "crawl" around.

HYRYSC (author)2007-11-05

another kewl thing to try is to wire a very small blinking LED light between the motor and the battery, then the spider will only vibrate each time the LED lights up.

bangbang007 (author)HYRYSC2007-11-05

i was thinking to do that but i didn't have time ..

HYRYSC (author)bangbang0072007-11-06

The great thing is that you did something very cool and you shared it with the rest of us to copy. Thanks for that!

andy60 (author)2007-11-05

am gonna make abig one with the offset motor from my old x-box controller, i can just imagine it now, crawling in my sisters room lol

originalwynne (author)2007-11-05

that is so cool :)

X_D_3_M_1 (author)2007-11-03

what happens if u solder a battery? im curious

Kiteman (author)X_D_3_M_12007-11-03

He uses clear sticky tape to hold the ends of the wire on the battery terminals.

You can solder wires onto battery terminals, if you're careful (shorted batteries over-heat), but there's no point unless the battery is rechargeable - if it's not, your project is useless as soon as the battery dies.

X_D_3_M_1 (author)Kiteman2007-11-03

i know he uses tape, i just wanted to know if it blew up ur hand or sumtin

bangbang007 (author)X_D_3_M_12007-11-04

I try to solder the battery but it just get really didn't blow up or anything

Kiteman (author)bangbang0072007-11-04

Over-heating can lead to explosions as the contents boil. That's why you shouldn't throw batteries into fires.

jtobako (author)2007-11-01

Is that a pager vibrator? You should tell people that it's a motor WITH AN OFF-CENTER WEIGHT ON IT. Otherwise your 'robot' won't work.

dentsinger (author)jtobako2007-11-03

It's quite easy to offset the balance of any motor. It doesn't take much.

jtobako (author)dentsinger2007-11-04

If you know to do it. The instructible at the time of comment didn't say how or what made it work. Since most motors are carefully balanced NOT to vibrate, it wouldn't have worked.

bangbang007 (author)jtobako2007-11-02

forgot, yess thank you for mention it. it is a vibrator motor i got it from my old cell phone.

whiteoakart (author)bangbang0072007-11-02

Jeez, it never occurred to me to snag the motor from the cell phone vibrator. That's cool. I feel like an idiot. Nevertheless, this is a cool little project. Now where is that old phone.....

bangbang007 (author)whiteoakart2007-11-03

my old phone still in used. but with out the vibrating setting.

I do believe it is.

Kiteman (author)2007-11-02

I want to see somebody make an army of these and race them across a kitchen floor!

bubba77 (author)Kiteman2007-11-03

lol i was just thinking that

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