Make Whirly Brushbots from Toothbrushes

Make Whirly Brushbots from Toothbrushes

YouTube player

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.


1 thought on “Make Whirly Brushbots from Toothbrushes

  1. Making Monday: Toothbrush Robots - RovingFiddlehead KidLit says:

    […] poster from her Bristlebot program. Handy for anybody, but especially large groups. The video from Make is very clear. The basic ingredients […]

Comments are closed.

Discuss this article with the rest of the community on our Discord server!

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.

View more articles by Michael Colombo


Ready to dive into the realm of hands-on innovation? This collection serves as your passport to an exhilarating journey of cutting-edge tinkering and technological marvels, encompassing 15 indispensable books tailored for budding creators.

Escape to an island of imagination + innovation as Maker Faire Bay Area returns for its 15th iteration!

Buy Tickets today! SAVE 15% and lock-in your preferred date(s).