Apply the engineering design process to iteratively test and improve a robot.
Understand the difference between open, closed, and short circuits.
Vibrobots are tiny robots powered by a vibrating motor, like the type found in cell phones. In this lesson plan, your students will learn about engineering design as they build their own vibrobots from craft materials. No previous experience with robots is required!
For each student or small group of students building a robot, you will need these items in the
Bristlebot Robotics Kit from our partner Home Science Tools
(also available as a
specially priced for teachers):
Vibration motor (1)
Coin cell battery (1)
Note: Kits are sold through our partner Jameco Electronics. Each kit contains enough parts for two vibrobots, as well as two Junkbots.
For the entire class, you will need assorted craft materials, such as:
You can find this page online at: https://www.sciencebuddies.org/teacher-resources/lesson-plans/build-vibrobots
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