In this Instructable, we will learn to make a Hovercraft style Bristlebot from an old toothbrush at home in just few minutes. It is a fun little robot that is amazing to play with. It will be liked by all your friends and specially kids. Make one and surprise everybody with your skills.
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Step 1: Watch the Video
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Step 2: Materials Required
- Vibration motor (from an old mobile phone or buy one online)
- An old toothbrush
- Coin cell
- Connecting wires
- A toy switch
- Cellophane Tape
- A piece of Cardboard
Step 3: Procedure
- Disassemble an old Mobile phone to remove a vibration motor.
- Using Saw blade, cut down the head from an old toothbrush.
- Apply some hot glue and paste the motor over the brush head.
- Using Hot glue, attach a toy switch on the brush neck.
- Take a coin cell and connect the wires with the cell.
- Secure them with a cellophane tape.
- Cut one of the wires, solder it to a motor terminal.
- Using Hot glue, attach the coin cell over the brush head.
- Solder the other wire to a switch terminal.
- Make connection between the remaining motor terminal and the switch.
- Turn ON the switch and leave the bot on the floor. We see that, it starts to move but it also falls down.
- To overcome this problem, cut a piece of cardboard slightly larger than toothbrush head.
- Using Hot glue, paste it as a base of the bot.
- If we now turn ON the switch, the bot is very balanced and it moves really well.
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