Bristlebots are small robots made by combining a toothbrush head and vibrating motor. By changing the position of the pipe cleaner arms, Bristlebots will travel in circles, straight lines, or scoot around randomly. What can you make your Bristlebot do? Bristlebots are great for teaching engineering, motors, circuits, and principles of balance.
Printable directions, worksheets, and lesson plans are available for free on our website. If reading isn't your thing, watch our step by step video directions.
NOTE: Bristlebots do not require tools to build. The toothbrush head comes pre-cut, and motor wires have exposed ends to connect to the battery.
Build Time: 5-15 minutes Age Range: 9+ Tools Needed: None Caution: Contains small parts
Included Parts 4 pre-cut toothbrush head 4 6mm bristlebot motor 4 coin cell battery 4 strip of double sided foam tape 8 googly eyes 8 pipe cleaners
Gave these as stocking-stuffers to the many geeks in my family and they were SUCH a hit!! Super simple to assemble, and so fun to play with, whatever your age. My 3yo is absolutely obsessed (and figured out the knack of moving wire to turn it on/off himself). I'm told my sister's cat is also obsessed lol.