Very Easy Bristlebot!

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Step 1: Supplies

What you will need:

A toothbrush.
A watch battery.
A pager motor with its casing.
Wire cutters.
A small piece of foam tape. (double sided)

First cut the head off the toothbrush with the wire cutters. (the toothbrush i used was made of some sort of soft plastic so the wire cutters worked really well)

Step 2: Adding the Motor

Attach a piece of foam tape on top of the toothbrush head.
Then add the pager motor on the end of the toothbrush

Step 3: Adding the Battery

Now attach the battery behind the motor and connect the wires from the motor to the leads of the battery. (you can attach the top wire to the battery with a small piece of foam tape)
And your done! If it works it should move when you connect the wires.

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    7 Discussions


    5 years ago on Introduction

    Cool! The pager motor is a vibration motor, right?


    6 years ago

    You can't expect everyone to scour instructables to make sure their project is not copying. I really don't think anyone does!


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Pretty much everything has been done before. It doesn't matter if there are other instructables telling us how to do the same thing. This is chessman908 bristle bot and how he/she made it, this is instructables for sharing projects.

    I think it's good and suits for the bathroom use contest.

    1 reply

    Ya I completely agree as this can be said as just copying other instructables and putting it in a contest.
    I would never vote for this entry and I guess anyone else who can think will not vote for this.

    1 reply

    Give the guy some slack he may not of seen said instructables and even if it is similar to others it is still useful for people to make comparisons with to create an even better bristle bot!