Vibrobot Paintings

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About: Cheating death for a living, since the day I was born.

Intro: Vibrobot Paintings

Yet another chapter in the "Let A Sculptor Make Drawings And Paintings Chronicles" Now with video!

Step 1: Build a Vibrobot

You've seen them all before: Vibrobots. Neat little toys using a pager motor, a toothbrush head, and a battery. Cute, aren't they?

Step 2: My Not-so-cute Vibrobot

I only had AA batteries on hand. Using one battery on top of the motor on top of the bristles proved too top heavy. So I added another battery as ballast and hung them low around the bristles. Note my extra swanky on/off switch: a rubber band.

Step 3: Paint, and a Surface

Dip your bristles into some thinned out acrylic paints, some ink, chocolate sauce, whatever.

The bot seemed sluggish on a soft surface, so I placed a sheet of sketch paper on a drawing board.

Turn it on, set it on the paper and once again marvel at the magic of the artistic process.

Spirograph has nothing on Vibrobot.




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    27 Discussions

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    aazzaki

    3 years ago

    my vibrobot

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    ynze

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Your video's are published as "private" on YouTube. Can you make them public? I'm curious how your bots move...

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    gmjhowe

    10 years ago on Introduction

    sweet, u get some nice effects there, i was just trying to turn an old toohbrush into one of these, but i cut thru the wire! no soldering iron *sobs*

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    hay_jumpergmjhowe

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I added no solder on this... Electrical tape, hot glue and rubber bands are all that make this run. Don't despair, but ask yourself "What would MacGuyver do in this situation?"

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    codongolevdunnos

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    seeing as nobody in the last year has decided to be helpful, I'll step up to the plate: macguyver is a guy from an old tv show that would use random objects to make amazing inventions (ie using sodium, a jar, and water to make a bomb to blow out a wall).

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    dunnoscodongolev

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    thats a load of bullsh*t, where would one get some pure sodium when in an emergency -_-

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    codongolevdunnos

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    probably from a lab somewhere. I think that's where he was trapped. anyway, I've never watched the show, but the mythbusters did a thing on it and it didn't work.