Bristlebot Kit

Bristlebot Kit
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Build three different kinds of wiggling, wobbling robots for a fun introduction to robotics!

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Build three different kinds of wiggling, wobbling robots for a fun introduction to robotics!

With this kit you can build:

  • Bristlebots: tiny, wiggling robots built using toothbrush heads 
  • Art Bots: wobbly robots that draw as they move
  • Brushbots: supersized Bristlebots built from scrub brushes

The Bristlebot kit provides an exciting and creative hands-on introduction to the world of robotics and electronics! You will build simple electrical circuits that bring your robots to life, using vibrational motion to propel them. With three different robots to build, you can explore a wide range of movements and simple robot behaviors, from shuffling about randomly to scribbling with a marker. 

The kit includes enough electronics components to build a total of four robots, two Brushbots or Art Bots (or one of each) and two Bristlebots. All electronic components come ready to be assembled, no soldering or wire stripping needed, making this kit ideal for beginners. 

Each kit contains: 

 2   3V DC motors with leads
 2 2xAA battery holder with leads
 4 AA batteries
 2 vibrating motors with leads
 2 coin cell batteries with leads


Instructions for this kit are available online, see Additional Information for links to the instructions and more.

You will also need from home: 
Depending on the robot being built, craft items, disposable cups, toothbrush heads, and/or scrub brushes are needed. Please consult the instructions for each robot for a complete list of additional materials.

Additional Information


Instructions Instructions are available online: Bristlebot Kit Instructions

If you have questions about your robots please see our troubleshooting tips: ArtBot FAQ
Bristlebots FAQ
Area of Science Robotics
NGSS Alignment K-2-ETS1-2, K-2-ETS1-3, 4-PS3-2, 4-PS3-4, 3-5-ETS1-1, 3-5-ETS1-2, 3-5-ETS1-3

Customer Reviews 2 item(s)

Good fun
My daughters and I built two brushbots and two bristlebots. They were fun and easy to assemble and the girls loved watching them wiggle around when we were done.
Review by Gina / (Posted on 10/26/2016)
The bristlebots are a fine project that changes a variable so it can be a experiment instead of an observation. Some parts may be a little tweaky, but I would recommend that for a science fair project.
My thoughts are that when I bought this kit, I felt like I was doomed, but after I started working on the bristlebots, I loved it. Sure there are some parts that the instruction kit doesn't explain well, but I think that the bristlebots pack is great for science fairs.
Review by Chloe / (Posted on 10/24/2016)