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Andrew Terranova from Let’s Make Robots mods the Spazzi Robot project from MAKE 27 to use less expensive solenoids. He calls it the EconoSpazzi. Learn to build Spazzi on Make: Projects: http://makeprojects.com/Project/Spazzi-A-Solenoid-Powered-Dancebot/1074/1 More info: http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2011/08/econospazzi-robot.html

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EconoSpazzi Robot

Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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By Becky Stern

Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

View more articles by Becky Stern

Andrew Terranova from Let’s Make Robots mods the Spazzi Robot project from MAKE 27 to use less expensive solenoids. He calls it the EconoSpazzi. He writes:

While I was filming Make: Live episode 12, I saw they had a Beatbots Spazzi. I love those things. Becky gave me a set of the Makerbot printer parts. I was really stoked to make one. However, when I looked up the other parts I would need, I saw that the solenoids they were specifying on the Makezine.com website were $18 each. That’s too much for my wallet. I new a source for a similar solenoid for only $1.50 each. Thus, econoSpazzi was born. I bought my solenoids from allelectronics. They are rated for 24V DC, but I found that after I cut the included spring to size, they worked fine at 10-12V DC.

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