Skitterbot

I made this little guy from various pieces and electronics we had, and the motor from an old toy car.

The skitterbot has a face
The skitterbot has a face

The piece of alligator clip on the end unbalances the motor as it moves, and makes the bot move around. It doesn’t have to be an alligator clip, that’s just what I had.

zeplora skitterbot IMG_9499
Closeup of the motor
The whole skitterbot.
The whole skitterbot.

He really goes:

 

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