Make Whirly Brushbots from Toothbrushes

Using little more than a vibrating motor and the snipped-off head of a toothbrush, you can make these colorful brushbots. Check out this video tutorial to learn how to do this quick and fun project. You can buy the kit in the Maker Shed, and learn how to put it together on Make: Projects!

Download the m4v video directly, or watch it on YouTube.


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In addition to being an online editor for MAKE Magazine, Michael Colombo works in fabrication, electronics, sound design, music production and performance (Yes. All that.) In the past he has also been a childrens' educator and entertainer, and holds a Masters degree from NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program.

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