Saturday, August 7, 2010

Tiny (definitely not epic) fail

So i promised some details on my electronics projects and here it is - This is going to be a short one though as it is quite annoying.

I wanted to make some bristle bots - tremendously simple little things with only about 4 components, could hardly call it electronics really. Here's the original instructional video (skip towards the end to see the bot in action).

So off i go to buy toothbrushes, double sided foam tape, copper wire and batteries. I carefully extract 2 pager motors from old phones (really, i did it carefully and the phones went back together again, honest) and grab my soldering iron. Put everything together and excitedly connect the battery...


No fun at all!!

I still don't know why they don't work. I grabbed my multimeter and everything seems ok (although I admit i don't really know what i'm doing with a multimeter).

Anyway I now have 2 dead bristlebots but I am determined to bring life to them!! Until then here's a picture.
Awww, how cute - and boy and girl bots too. Shame they're DEAD!!
To be continued...

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