Art Bot

Intro: Art Bot

In this instructable you'll learn to make an Art Bot! It's a quick and easy way to build your own robot.

Step 1: Materials

You need:

- a plastic cup

- foam tape

- two AAA batteries

- wide rubber band

- low-voltage DC motor (4 inches of wire on contacts)

- electrical tape

- 3 or 4 washable markers

- a cork

- a craft stick

- things to decorate with (googly eyes, paint, etc)

Step 2: Step 1:

Turn your cup upside down, so that the open end is against the table.

Put foam tape on the closed bottom of the cup

Step 3: Step 2:

Stick the DC motor to the foam tape

Step 4: Step 3:

Tape the AAA batteries together end to end (make sure a positive end is touching a negative end).

Stick the batteries on the foam tape, next to the motor.

Step 5: Step 4:

Wrap your rubber band around the batteries so it covers the terminals (the end of each battery). Make sure it's on tight.

Step 6: Step 5:

Push a cork onto the shaft of the motor. Make sure it's off-center, this is what makes the motor shake and the robot move.(This picture features a foam paintbrush top because I was out of corks. But a cork will work best, so make sure you have one).

Tape a craft stick to the top of the cork to add more off-center weight.

Step 7: Step 6:

Tape at least three markers to the rim of the cup so that the drawing tips rest on the table.

Step 8: Step 7:

Decorate your robot!

Step 9: Step 8:

Place your robot on a piece of paper. Tuck the wires from the motor under the rubber bands at the end of each battery.(Photo shows only how to attach wires under rubber band.

Step 10: Step 9:

Enjoy!

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    Penolopy Bulnick

    6 months ago

    Looks like it would be a lot of fun to play around with :)