Bristlebot racing snail

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Bristlebot racing snail

Those mad hatters over at Evil Mad Scientist Labs have been at it again. After Windell wowed us with his simple but surprisingly motile “Bristlebot,” Lenore has taken it in a whole different direction with a snail plushie that moves by the directional motion of its velvet fibers.

A Velvet Bristlebot Racing Snail – Link


  • HOW TO – Make a Bristlebot a tiny directional vibrobot made from a toothbrush! – Link
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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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