Bristlebots

Included Materials
1 brush
1 battery
3 eyes
1 vibrator motor
4 foam adhesives
4 glue dots
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3 pipe cleaners
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6 Stickers

Make your bristlebot

1.

Prep your brush

Stick a foam adhesive to each side of the brush handle.

2.

Add the vibrator

Stick your vibrator motor to one side of the brush handle.

Stick one end of the vibrator motor wire firmly to the opposite foam adhesive.

3.

Add the battery

Stick your battery to a foam adhesive on the other side of the brush handle.

4.

Add the eyes

Use your glue dots to attach the eyes to your bot.

5.

Add the feet

If you want to give your bristlebot more flare, you can add legs!

Use your glue dots to attach the pipe cleaners to the body of your bot. Bend your pipe cleaners around the brush to make them like legs.

6.

Hook up your bot

Place the end of the other vibrator motor wire on top of the battery.

Use a sticker to secure this wire on the battery.

Your bristlebot should move and shake now!

Troubleshooting Tips

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Make your helicopter

Not working?

Make sure the wires of the vibrator are touching the battery! Squeeze the battery to make sure both vibrator motor wires are touching it!

Make your helicopter

Falling over?

Spread the bristles of your bot out a little more!

How it works

Make your helicopter

Your bristlebot uses a small vibrator (motor), which is powered by a battery, to move. When you connect the battery to the vibrator, you complete an electrical circuit. When the motor vibrates, the bristlebot shakes and buzzes, causing it to move.

Explore!

1.

This is a switch!

What happens if you detach the vibrator wire and glue dot from the battery?

2.

Grab a friend and race your bots!

3.

Dip the bristles of your bot in craft paint and let your bot roam around on your Kits 2 Kids bag to create a fun painting!

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