How to make a very simple robot

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
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Step 1: Get all the materials needed!

Picture of get all the materials needed!
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!

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!

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 7: The antennae,part 3

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

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
anir07041 month ago

I like your project, Will you mind sharing me the pdf of the instruction to my email address : . Will really appreciate it,

dhivjay1 month ago

may i know what is the purpose of doing this or either what does it do>???????

prasadwaje3 months ago
please send me pdf of id
joelpf19974 months ago
from where to get SPDT (Single Pole Double Throw) switches
please tell
askandarmirja4 months ago
this is my id please send me this project.
Michelle1015 months ago
That looks cool but how it is post to work? Dose it talk? Can it talk? Or can we make it talk?... Can we even make it pick up things or not?
Iqraa6 months ago
It was very helpful for beginners.
Mechy Vijay6 months ago
well it is best choice for beginners. will u please email pdf of this id is
I liked your instructable, but, could not understand step 12 at all. Otherwise your instructable was awesome.
Xdynamite7 months ago
Please send the pdf file in my email...please i want to build it for the first email
aranaut7 months ago
all instructions and materials required to build a robot is available at
sumit meena8 months ago
i m bignner its simple robote good plz me other robot such this robot how can we opreat robot by moblie
sneha rao9 months ago
can u please email the steps for making the simple robots to my email address- as it will help me as i'm a new learner .
thank you
That's what the instructable is for, read it.
ssahir11 months ago
I dont have a soldering iron so can any one give me a suggestion on how to attach the wires
saaketh1 year ago
Please send this pdf in my email . pls email it to .nice robot
but please mail me an easier way to make any robot as im just a beginner,and some usefull,interesting robots, and how do we make them.

thank you

fshahid11 year ago
I am a beginner and I have started to do this. Now I am collecting the stuff can u tell me that are the motors will be operated by a remote or not.
Nope - this robot looks like no remote is necessary - the diagram on step 15 explains it - the two tiny switches that the antennae are connected to control the direction of the motors, so the robot is completely automatic. It will roll around the floor until it bumps things and spin around to go somewhere else - pretty much until the batteries die.
Please send this pdf in my email . please , please , please. my email:
asinha31 year ago
Woo am a beginner and I have started to do this. Now I am collecting the stuff can u tell me that are the motors will be operated by a remote or not...and send me the pdf file im my email
sheida671 year ago
it's so good can u mail PDF file to email is , thanks a lot
it is very good can u mail pdf file to my email?
my email is
thank you!!!!!!
gargish1 year ago
it is very very good can u mail pdf file to email is you
manhal1 year ago
thank u its very very nice
ssharker1 year ago
nice robot
but please mail me an easier to make robot as im just a beginner
my email address is
Mubashir011 year ago
Please please send me the pdf file to my email address I'm very thankful to you...
great one
plz can you mail the pdf file to me on
thank you
good work..please mail me the pdf file.I would be very thankful to you.
My e-mail id is
I like it because it has no ICs.
great one..plz can you mail the pdf file to me
my mail id is
thank u
how much rupees you spent for buying these things for the very simple robot.
Battle Bot2 years ago
Can you post a video how to make it so it easier to understand please?
sai kumar2 years ago
can anyone please tell me where to get those spst switches
in india
hello sir i am persuing (1 year)(ec)
your robot is marvouleus , but can give me a hint of making a very very simple robot or a circuit design of four wheel dc toy moving in any direction as the direction given by us with the switch.
i am trying to to make your beetle robot.
please give the idea soon.
adit00782 years ago
aint gud
nice robot
but please mail me an easier to make robot as im just a beginner
my email address is
can we use other normal wheels compatible to this motor
where do we connect the SPDT switches
Fujin953 years ago
What toys can you get the SPDT switches from?
robomaniac4 years ago
hey man

You took the image of step 15 directly from my Make article!

You can credit people work and give the link to my instructables when you copy something.

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