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Little Junkbot Kevin

Make a junkbot that runs around and lights up.

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  • Category: Robotics
  • Time Required: 15 minutes
  • Difficulty: Moderate
Little Junkbot Kevin

Kevin is a very autonomous little junkbot. He runs around the floor madly while lighting up. I have made some instructions on how to make him so you can make him too.:)

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Step #1:

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Little Junkbot Kevin

Here are the parts you need (not including the 9V battery).

Step #2:

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Little Junkbot Kevin

First hot glue the two motors together as shown.

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Little Junkbot Kevin

Solder the soft wire to the motors as shown.

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Solder the "+" and "-" leads of the battery case to the motors.

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Next hot-glue the battery holder to the two motors.

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Little Junkbot Kevin
  • Now zip tie the wires together and hot-glue the pieces of stiff wire onto both sides of the motor assembly as shown.
  • Put a 9V battery on the battery holder and watch Kevin whiz around the floor.
  • Finished!

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