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What is a Vibrobot?

Vibrobots are fun little robots built from common household supplies, that are powered by vibrating motors. In this engineering project, you will design and built your own vibrobot.

What does a bristlebot do?

Bristlebots is a simple to assemble robot where motion is caused by the transfer of kinetic energy from the motor, vibration, thru the robot to the ground. The bristles rapid motion, from the vibration, enables the robots locomotion.

What is the name of the small robot built with the toothbrushes?

Bristlebots are a fun and popular type of robot made from the head of a toothbrush, a small watch battery and a tiny vibrating motor like the kind found in electric toothbrushes.

Are electric toothbrushes robots?

The electric toothbrush is really just a vibrating motor with a battery so essentially this is the same as the first robot, just larger. If you’ve every shopped for a toothbrush you will notice that the bristles come in dozens of configurations. Some toothbrushes even have thicker rubber bristles on them.

How can I make my bristlebot faster?

Try adjusting the motor and battery to make sure they are centered on the toothbrush head. Your bristlebot will also move faster and be more likely to fall over for the first 5–10 minutes of use. As the battery drains, the robot will slow down and will not fall over as much.

How do you make a Bristlebot robot?


  1. Step 1: Gather Materials. You can easily make your own Bristlebot from parts you find in a junk drawer, or for a few dollars worth of parts.
  2. Step 2: Cutting.
  3. Step 3: Attach the Motor.
  4. Step 4: Attach the Battery.
  5. Step 5: Test the Connection.
  6. Step 6: Add Feet Onto Your Bot.
  7. Step 7: Adding Googly Eyes.

What makes a Bristlebot move?

The bristlebot uses a small electric motor to move. In order to power the motor, the robot also needs a battery. When you connect the battery to the motor, you complete an electrical circuit. This makes a tiny weight inside the motor spin, causing it to vibrate.

How do you make a homemade Wobblebot?

Glue on some googly eyes….Materials:

  1. Blank or unwanted CD or dvd.
  2. Dome-shaped lid from Slurpie or similar drink.
  3. 2 “AAA” battery holder (affiliate link)
  4. 2 “AAA” batteries.
  5. 1.5-3 V DC Motor (affiliate link)
  6. SPST (single pole single throw) switch (affiliate link, be sure it’s labeled push-on/push-off, not momentary)

Who made the bristlebot?

Edman and Oskay, who met in high school in Portland, Ore., run a small business in Sunnyvale called the Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories, where their tongue-in-cheek motto is, “Making the world a better place, one evil mad scientist at a time.” They make an array of products – from “hacker friendly” alphanumeric alarm …

How do bristle bots move?

A bristlebot is a simple, rigid-bodied robot where the lower surface is coated in bristles, like a brush or velvet. The robot is driven by vibrating its body. The action of these vibrations through the mass of bristles is to gradually move the robot, in the preferential direction of the bristles.