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The Bristlebot Kit (JAM-6110-KIT) kit can be used with the Science Fair Project Ideas listed below. Click on any project below to see the full information. Using the tabs on the project, you can view background information and the steps of the experimental procedure.

Science Fair Project Idea
thumbnail Have you ever wanted to build your very own robot from scratch? Bristlebots are a cheap, easy, and fun-to-build robot made from the head of a toothbrush, a battery, and a small motor. Once completed, they buzz along the top of a table like bugs. How can you make a bristlebot go faster? In this project, you will build bristlebots from two different types of toothbrushes, and race them against each other to find out. Read more
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Time Required Average (6-10 days)
Prerequisites None
Material Availability A kit is available for your convenience from the …. Estimated project time includes time to ship the kit.
Cost Low ($20 - $50)
Safety Adult supervision is required when cutting the head off a toothbrush.
Science Fair Project Idea
thumbnail Do you like drawing or painting? What if you could build a robot that creates its own art? In this project, you will create your own Art Bot, a robot with markers for "legs" that wobbles across a piece of paper, creating drawings as it moves. You can then customize your robot to change how it draws. This is a beginner-level project with no robotics experience necessary, so if you want to try building your own robot, this is a great place to start! Read more
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Time Required Average (6-10 days)
Prerequisites None
Material Availability For your convenience a kit for this project is available at the …. Estimated project time includes time for shipping of the kit.
Cost Low ($20 - $50)
Safety Adult supervision is required when using a hobby knife.
Science Fair Project Idea
thumbnail Vibrobots are fun little robots built from common household supplies, that are powered by vibrating motors. In this engineering project, you will design and built your own vibrobot. Would you rather have a robot that skitters quickly across a table or one that spins wildly in circles? How about a sumo-wrestling bot that can push others out of its way? The choice is up to you! Read more
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Time Required Average (6-10 days)
Prerequisites None
Material Availability A kit is available for your convenience from the …. Estimated project time includes time to ship the kit.
Cost Low ($20 - $50)
Safety No issues

The Bristlebot Kit (JAM-6110-KIT) kit can be used with the Science Activities for Fun listed below. Click on any activity below to see the full information.

Fun Science Activity
Bristlebots are fun little robots that you build on the head of a toothbrush, that buzz around a tabletop like little bugs. You can use them to introduce basic concepts about circuits and engineering. They are easy to build and neither you nor your students need any previous experience with building robots. Read more
Fun Science Activity
thumbnail Do you think you could build a robot on the head of a toothbrush? Bristlebots are simple, tiny robots that buzz around like bugs. They are easy to build and fun to play with, and you do not need any previous experience with robotics to make one. You can even build two bristlebots and race them against each other! Move on to the Materials section to see what parts you need to build bristlebots, and the Instructions for step-by-step directions on how to build them. Read more
Fun Science Activity
thumbnail Brushbots are a simple, fun type of robot that you can build out of arts and crafts materials. They are easy to build and you do not need any previous experience with robotics. You can build them yourself, build two robots with a friend and race them against each other, or even make them sumo wrestle! Go to the Materials section to see what parts you need to build a brushbot, and see the Instructions for a step-by-step guide on how to build one. Read more
Fun Science Activity
Junkbots are fun, simple robots that you can make from recycled materials. You can use them to teach students about the engineering design process, various physics concepts, recycling, or just as a fun classroom activity. Neither you nor your students need any previous experience with building robots. Read more
Fun Science Activity
thumbnail Building "junkbots" is a fun activity where you can turn recycled materials—like plastic bottles and cardboard tubes—into robots! This is a great activity for a classroom or a group of friends, because you can race your robots against each other and even make them sumo wrestle. You do not need any previous experience with robotics to build junkbots. A Science Buddies kit is available with all the electronic parts you need, including motors, batteries, and clear instructions for how… Read more

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