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Vibrobot

By Mark Frauenfelder

You will need

Metal candy mint tin

Wire coat hanger

1.5V motor from a battery-powered toy

Small metal

Washers (4)

Small bolts and nuts (2)

About 1' of insulated wire

Paper clip

¼M flat plastic faucet washers

37⁄64" OD (3)

AA battery

Hot glue gun

Hot glue

Cable tie

When my 3-year-old daughter dropped the $1 battery-powered fan I bought her, the plastic case cracked, ruining it. I promised her I’d make something even better using the fan’s motor. I’m a fan of Chico Bicalho’s wonderful windup toys, so I made a robot inspired by his designs. I call mine the Vibrobot, and you can make one in a couple of hours or ...

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