Introduction: How to Make a Very Simple Robot

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this is my 1st instructable,so please tell me if it is good.

so im going to show how to make a very simple robot:the beetle robot!

it uses no chip,no programation,only the simple 3th connection

Step 1: Get All the Materials Needed!

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ok so get all these.i got them mostly from broken toys,i'm sure you can find them at radioshack.

- a AA battery holder -> holding the batteries
- some solder wire -> soldering
- some wires -> connecting motor to switch,to batteries
- 2 AA batteries -> powering the motor
- 2 1.5V motors (preferably identical) -> making the robot move
- a slide switch -> ON,OFF
- 2 SPDT (Single Pole Double Throw) switches -> used for antenna
- 1-2 paperclips -> glue on the antennae so it is longer
- some glue sticks -> use with the hot glue gun

Step 2: Get All the Tools Needed!

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i borrowed all the tools from my father,once again,they should be available at radioshack

- wire cutter and stripper ->cut wires and strip them
- pliers ->shape the antennas
- hot glue gun -> glue the switch and the SPDT switches on the battery holder
- a soldering iron -> solder and connect wires together
- a multimeter -> check the battery

Step 3: So,let's Get Started!

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check the battery's power - =D

if its' on <<good>> use it

if it's on <<bad>> change it (in my case,regharge it)

Step 4: Some Wires

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solder the wires to the AA battery holder - i made the wires extra long on the blue battery holder so i don't mess it up,=)

don't forget the 3th connection!!!

it's the wire that connects the 2 batteries together

i changed the battery holder

Step 5: The Antennae,part 1

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glue it with the hot glue gun in front of the holder try to do it as perfect as possible

<-i'm a perfectionist->

try to do as in the picture

Step 6: The Antennae,part 2

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with the pliers,bent the paperclip into a straight line.

do your best, =\

Step 7: The Antennae,part 3

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cut the antenna with something pointy =)

I used the wire cutter/stripper

you will now have 2 small lines...

Step 8: The Antennae,part 4

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with the pliers,bend each line like in the photo

try to make them identical by putting one on top of the other or bending them together

Step 9: The Antennae,part 5

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the last part!

glue the 2 metal things on the top of the SDPT switches

Step 10: The Motors

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glue the motors at an angle of 40 degrees.

once again,do your best

Step 11: Some Wheels!

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i got these from a kinder toy,i honestly don't know where to buy some.sorry

glue it to the back of the AA battery holder.glue it a little lower so the holder doesn't touch the ground.if it does it will not go straight and will go slower

Step 12: Some More Wires

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ok so now connect the wires,do your best and look in the picture

Step 13: Some Decoration!!!

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be creative!

you can use my model,or create your own!

i also added some electrical tape to the motor for better grip

check out my other instructable!

Step 14: The Circuit Diagram

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well follow the pic and connect the wires

zoom it so you can see better

Step 15: How Does It Work?

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when the robot hits a wall,it triggers the L or R switch which maked the opposite motor reverse for a couple of seconds.this makes it avoid obstacles

the picture may explain alot

Step 16: Questions

any question,comments,ideas on how to make it better?

post them here!

please rate my instructable.


ankitmohanty000123 (author)2016-12-16

From what kind of toy did u got these sdpt switches

Anmol Thakral (author)2016-08-04

Can you tell me some more robot models I have to prepare one for school competition can you also tell me steps

bruinsb2 (author)2016-08-01

Hi, can you please tell me what the "feet" are that you have put on the bottom of the motors?

YashK46 (author)2016-08-01

please can make a clean circuit diagram

omarfarooqi (author)2016-07-27

i cant make as i dont have the equipment can u tell where i get at home im not allowed to buy these stuff the tools i mean like multimeter and stuff

omarfarooqi (author)2016-07-27


Junior Genius (author)2016-07-16

I'm nine and have not made an instructable, so I want to make one of those robots and cross the antenna. Can I do that? I went to know if you would allow me to do it. Please reply soon!

PrameshV (author)2016-06-18

hi dude,now we are seen ur steps of doing ur robot steps we are doing ur exam but surely we will do my best

Ruike Liu (author)2016-05-07

easiest thing ever

rohithr13 (author)2016-03-30


Robo_Dude (author)2016-02-26

Hey ! very simply you taught to make a robot. Brilliant work Coolrobot.

I also watched "how to make simple led tester".

Brilliant work dude. Move on

wendeyk (author)2016-02-18

best nice

jack35 (author)2016-01-15


Roybadri945 (author)2015-12-31


ArtemV (author)2015-11-08

I will try to create it without video. Thank you very much)

TokkummaaL (author)2015-10-30

is it video supported project?if yes,please!would you mind emailing me your video because my instruct gave me a project on a simple robot since one week...

RohitS58 (author)2015-10-26

Hue boss can you send video of this and other projects on

AkashF (author)2015-10-15

what r the things

dangeovar (author)2015-10-07

what does it do

sam David (author)2015-09-28

AlexanderK29 (author)2015-09-19

is it supposed to be programmed?

AlexanderK29 (author)2015-09-19

is it supposed to be programmed?

RishabhP5 (author)2015-09-15

Send me

UmamaheswarT (author)2015-09-13

hi can you send me the video of this model mail id :

NiveshD (author)2015-09-12


NeeleshD1 (author)2015-09-04

Sorry this my

NeeleshD1 (author)2015-09-04

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NeeleshD1 (author)2015-09-04

My email id -

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NeeleshD1 (author)2015-09-04

Pls send this video nd another videos, pdf relatd to robotics basic materials...

Ramratan JAKHAR (author)2015-08-27

Please tell me from where i get SPDT switch.PLEASE..........................................................................PL...............................................p.

AnkitaB1 (author)2015-08-08

plz send me video...

ashish2608 (author)2015-07-14

Please send me video or steps at following..
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Whatsapp -- 9719377123

Jatins3 (author)2015-06-06

Please send me a video on

FahadR (author)2015-05-28

My id

FahadR (author)2015-05-28

My id

FahadR (author)2015-05-28

I resquest you sent me video how to make this robot please help me i am student

danesvarmen1117 (author)2015-04-23

i wath a sample video...danesvarmen1117@gmail .com

danesvarmen1117 (author)2015-04-23

i dot undersastand

arupro (author)2015-03-24

at please!!!!!

arupro (author)2015-03-24

excellent work but please can u send me d video how did u make it?

Farahno (author)2015-03-23

excuse me! did you first use proteus ? i,d like 2 C ur design?

sharad mishra (author)2015-01-15

plzz send me video how to make it on plzzzzz

sharad mishra (author)2015-01-15

plzz send me video how to make it on plzzzzz

sharad mishra (author)2015-01-15

plzz send me video how to make it on plzzzzz

sharad mishra (author)2015-01-15

plzz send me video how to make it on plzzzzz

gopichand.saini.3 (author)2015-01-14

email id

gopichand.saini.3 (author)2015-01-14

can you send me some of your good robots pdf, videos, and abstract too !!!!!!!!!!

to my Email id

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