Lesson 3 of 6
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Movement

Exploring Motors

Let's Make a ScribbleBot!

A Scribble bot is a robot that makes art! This robot uses a motor to move around in unpredictable ways, every change you make to this bot makes it move in different and unpredictable ways!

Materials

  • Robot Base (Can, plastic cup, etc)
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Glue sticks
  • Tape 
  • Markers
  • AA Battery holder
  • AA Battery
  • Wire
  • DC motor
  • Switch

Step 1

Find a base for your Scribble bot and gather the rest of the materials.

Step 2

Heat up the glue gun and use it to mount the motor and battery holder. Make sure the motor is as flat as possible.

Step 3

Connect the wires to the motor.

Step 4

Use a piece of the glue stick to make an offset weight for the motor. 

Be sure to secure it well. It might come loose!

Step 5

Use the tape and markers to add some legs to your robot. 

Make sure all legs are level to the ground.

Step 6

Decorate your bot, take the caps off the markers, add the battery and switch it on!

Base
Materials
Glue motor and battery holder
Connect the wires
Connections
Glue Stick
Add legs
Decorate your bot
Mia July 22, 2021
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