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Brush Bots: DIY Toothbrush Robots : PragmaticMom
Brush Bots: DIY Toothbrush Robots

Brush Bots: DIY Toothbrush Robots

This DIY robot was fun to make and surprisingly easy to make. It went off without a hitch, except for cutting the toothbrush end off.

Brush Bots: DIY Toothbrush Robots

 

My husband came up with an ingenious way to use friction and heat  while bending it back and forth with pliers to cut it. My son trimmed the rough edge with scissors (not really necessary) and then we started the project.

Brush Bots: DIY Toothbrush Robots

Brush Bots: Turn a Toothbrush into a Robot!

Brush Bots: DIY Toothbrush Robots

Brush Bots: DIY Toothbrush Robots

It might seem hard to find a cell phone vibrating motor, but I found one at Amazon. 5 pieces for $6.

The 3 volt battery is the flat lithium kind. 2 for $1.50 at Amazon.

These are our few hints to build your Brush Bot:

Brush Bots: DIY Toothbrush Robots

  • Make sure red wire is touching double stick tape and blue wire to the side.
  • Positive side of battery faces down.
  • Now put blue wire on top.
  • Tape down.
  • Decorate. The decorations help balance the Brush Bot.

Create a maze for you Brush Bot too using a cardboard box.

Brush Bots: DIY Toothbrush Robots

This science project from Monsanto Online Engagement. Discover.Monsanto.com Video on project at Vimeo.com/MonsantoSTEM/BrushBots.

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Brush Bots: DIY Toothbrush Robots

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By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom

4 Comments

  1. Nice balancing work! We had trouble getting ours to stay upright when we made one of these a while back.
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  2. Thanks for the links to the motors and batteries! I’ve been wanting to do this experiment with my boys but didn’t know what size motors and batteries to buy. Pinned
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