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
- 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: