Some obsolete technologies such as cellphones and retired pagers can be to use and become tools of learning. You might have already seen lots of ideas surrounding the art of making a simple bristlebot, essentially a motor and battery glued onto the bristle end of an old toothbrush. This is a great idea, and we put a little twist on the kit by using recycled parts from cast off phones, pagers, and other small handheld devices. Other parts that we put into kits are items such as colorful wire, springs, gears, pieces of cd’s, and electronic components, to augment our robot’s look and feel.
It is nice to look back and remember all of the robots of this kind that we have seen be made, and know that none has ever been the same as another. One’s own individuality makes such an awesome spark to add life to these robots.
2014-2-2 Hillside, 2014 Check out this awesome gallery of robots that the group at Boise Schools Community Ed made last night! Quite the hive of new bugs, I’d say!