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!!|