Blinky the Bristlebot

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Introduction: Blinky the Bristlebot


This is Blinky the Bristlebot and also an interesting demonstration of technological anthropomorphism (assigning human characteristics to animals, plants or inanimate objects).Adding the eyes and a name changed my friends' comments from '*sigh* another of Andy's strange gadgets' to 'Ahhhhh, Isn't he cute!'.This is my interpretation of the EvilMadScientist bristlebot which I made a few months ago.

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    14 Comments

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    jokermaru
    jokermaru

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    ill use my super bristle bot Colgate toothbrush nyahahaha....

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    TechyGeeky
    TechyGeeky

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I'd gladly join. Well, time to take apart that old toothbrush!
    :D

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    PVCHD
    PVCHD

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I need to make one but i cant get the right motor... Fight club sounds fun though

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    sfcsarah
    sfcsarah

    11 years ago on Introduction

     adding the eyes and the name is important

    My first reaction was just like theirs

    'Isn't it cute?'

    nice toy :)

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    m1n1j1mmy
    m1n1j1mmy

    11 years ago on Introduction

    aaaaaaaaaaw i make one i shall name him blinky and blinky shall be mine

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    jjj_9
    jjj_9

    11 years ago on Introduction

    is it a phone vibrater deal? if so where at? under the battery? what kind of battery? sorry bout all the questions... not to smart

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    AndyGadget
    AndyGadget

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Yep, it's a phone vibrator and any small button-cell type battery will do. If you look at the opening shot in the video you can see it's held down by a springy bit of wire from one terminal of the motor. There's a wire you can't see from the other motor terminal to underneath the motor. See the EvilMadScientist link above for details. I used exactly the same principle but different components.

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    AndyGadget
    AndyGadget

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    I'll be making him a friend soon to make up for it.

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    coolrobot
    coolrobot

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    and they live happily ever after...the end

    =)