Weekend Project: Dizzy Robot

Weekend Project: Dizzy Robot

Dizzy Robots are cute pocket-sized pals that dance around until they fall over.
Thanks go to Steve Hoefer for the original article in MAKE Volume 24.

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4 thoughts on “Weekend Project: Dizzy Robot

  1. Simon says:

    I wonder if you could use the vibration motors from an old Sony DualShock controller to make a larger one? It has two motors in it with eccentric weights.

    Not sure about all these new, fandangled, robot toys. In my day it was all Weebles. Weebles wobbled, but they never fell down.

    1. Steve Hoefer says:

      I believe the motors in DualShock controllers are coin shaped, rather than tubes. So they’ll work, but you’ll need to cut the tin in a different shape.

      At the last Bay area Maker Faire a visitor who I only know as ’79spitfire’ found that hot-gluing a coin to the bottom made them fall over less and spin even more hypnotically.

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