Makey Vibrobot

30-45 min

Novice

Ages 8-13

What Will You Learn?

A vibrobot is a tiny robot powered by a vibrating motor, like the type found in cell phones. Let’s make a paper vibrobot that we can modify and customize.

This project is a sample from our Circuit Scouts Kit, available in the Maker Shed with all the materials you need, a guidebook and educator’s curriculum.

Build Your Vibrobot Paper Model

Step 1

Color your vibrobot template as desired. Assemble the paper template.

Step 2

Cut along the solid lines. Fold along the dotted lines.

Step 3

Glue or tape the tabs into place.

Step 4

Give it personality! Cut out Makey and add him to the front of the bot, or design your own bot.

Add Your Motor

Step 1

Stick the disc motor to the back of your paper bot, near the bottom.

Step 2

Connect the red wire to the positive side (+) of a battery with Maker Tape.

Step 3

Use a loop of invisible tape to attach the battery to the back of the robot near the top with the positive side face down.

Step 4

Connect the blue wire to the negative side of the battery with Maker Tape.

What's Next?

Take what you’ve learned and make your creation better. How can you improve on your vibrobot? Use these ideas as inspiration to create your own version of a vibrobot.

 

Have more time and looking for a challenge?

Try creating an origami circuit that moves, like this Origami Ladybug VibroBot or Origami Spider Vibrobot.

Need more inspiration? Visit our Maker Camp Projects Gallery for more ideas.

Never Stop Learning

Makey Vibrobot

Makey Vibrobot

30-45 min

Novice

Ages 8-13

What Will You Learn?

A vibrobot is a tiny robot powered by a vibrating motor, like the type found in cell phones. Let’s make a paper vibrobot that we can modify and customize.

This project is a sample from our Circuit Scouts Kit, available in the Maker Shed with all the materials you need, a guidebook and educator’s curriculum.

Build Your Vibrobot Paper Model

Step 1

Color your vibrobot template as desired. Assemble the paper template.

Step 2

Cut along the solid lines. Fold along the dotted lines.

Step 3

Glue or tape the tabs into place.

Step 4

Give it personality! Cut out Makey and add him to the front of the bot, or design your own bot.

Add Your Motor

Step 1

Stick the disc motor to the back of your paper bot, near the bottom.

Step 2

Connect the red wire to the positive side (+) of a battery with Maker Tape.

Step 3

Use a loop of invisible tape to attach the battery to the back of the robot near the top with the positive side face down.

Step 4

Connect the blue wire to the negative side of the battery with Maker Tape.

What's Next?

Take what you’ve learned and make your creation better. How can you improve on your vibrobot? Use these ideas as inspiration to create your own version of a vibrobot.

 

Have more time and looking for a challenge?

Try creating an origami circuit that moves, like this Origami Ladybug VibroBot or Origami Spider Vibrobot.

Need more inspiration? Visit our Maker Camp Projects Gallery for more ideas.

Never Stop Learning

Please Note

Your safety is your own responsibility, including proper use of equipment and safety gear, and determining whether you have adequate skill and experience. Power tools, electricity, and other resources used for these projects are dangerous, unless used properly and with adequate precautions, including safety gear and adult supervision. Some illustrative photos do not depict safety precautions or equipment, in order to show the project steps more clearly. Use of the instructions and suggestions found in Maker Camp is at your own risk. Maker Media, Inc., disclaims all responsibility for any resulting damage, injury, or expense.