An easy, useful, inexpensive, and delightful improvisation from model-maker and Instructables user WiredWebbo101, who needed a handy tool to sand primer in some hard-to-reach places on his models. So he modified a disposable electric toothbrush by flattening and pointing the head and attaching a dart-shaped piece of sandpaper. Wonderful!

Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.


  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_V32DQNET4GZYQLI6SWZUZ2KM2M TotalMonkey

    This is terrific! My son and I use my old disposable vibro-toothbrushes as salvage for bristlebots: brush head AND pager motor.

  • Anonymous

    Freaking awesome! Love this sort of repurposing. “The street finds it’s own uses for things” -W. Gibson

    • http://smragan.com Sean Michael Ragan

      Thanks for reminding me of that fantastic line.  =]