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Science Fair Project Idea
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 Very Short (≤ 1 day)
Tinkering
Prerequisites None
Material Availability A kit is available for your convenience from our partner Home Science Tools.
Cost Low ($20 - $50)
Safety Adult supervision is required when cutting the head off a toothbrush.
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