How to make a very simple robot
this is my 1st instructable,so please tell me if it is good.

so im going to show how to make a very simple robot:the beetle robot!

it uses no chip,no programation,only the simple 3th connection

Step 1: Get all the materials needed!

How to make a very simple robot
ok so get all these.i got them mostly from broken toys,i'm sure you can find them at radioshack.

- a AA battery holder -> holding the batteries
- some solder wire -> soldering
- some wires -> connecting motor to switch,to batteries
- 2 AA batteries -> powering the motor
- 2 1.5V motors (preferably identical) -> making the robot move
- a slide switch -> ON,OFF
- 2 SPDT (Single Pole Double Throw) switches -> used for antenna
- 1-2 paperclips -> glue on the antennae so it is longer
- some glue sticks -> use with the hot glue gun

Step 2: Get all the tools needed!

How to make a very simple robot
i borrowed all the tools from my father,once again,they should be available at radioshack

- wire cutter and stripper ->cut wires and strip them
- pliers ->shape the antennas
- hot glue gun -> glue the switch and the SPDT switches on the battery holder
- a soldering iron -> solder and connect wires together
- a multimeter -> check the battery

Step 3: So,let's get started!

How to make a very simple robot
check the battery's power - =Dif its' on <> use itif it's on <> change it (in my case,regharge it)

Step 4: Some wires

How to make a very simple robot
solder the wires to the AA battery holder - i made the wires extra long on the blue battery holder so i don't mess it up,=)don't forget the 3th connection!!!it's the wire that connects the 2 batteries togetheri changed the battery holder

Step 5: The antennae,part 1

How to make a very simple robot
glue it with the hot glue gun in front of the holder try to do it as perfect as possible



try to do as in the picture

Step 6: The antennae,part 2

How to make a very simple robot
with the pliers,bent the paperclip into a straight line.do your best, =\

Step 7: The antennae,part 3

How to make a very simple robot
How to make a very simple robot
cut the antenna with something pointy =)I used the wire cutter/stripperyou will now have 2 small lines...

Step 8: The antennae,part 4

How to make a very simple robot
with the pliers,bend each line like in the photo

try to make them identical by putting one on top of the other or bending them together

Step 9: The antennae,part 5

How to make a very simple robot
the last part!

glue the 2 metal things on the top of the SDPT switches

Step 10: The motors

How to make a very simple robot
glue the motors at an angle of 40 degrees.

once again,do your best

Step 11: Some wheels!

How to make a very simple robot
How to make a very simple robot
i got these from a kinder toy,i honestly don't know where to buy some.sorry

glue it to the back of the AA battery holder.glue it a little lower so the holder doesn't touch the ground.if it does it will not go straight and will go slower

Step 12: Some more wires

How to make a very simple robot
ok so now connect the wires,do your best and look in the picture

Step 13: Some decoration!!!

How to make a very simple robot
be creative!you can use my model,or create your own!i also added some electrical tape to the motor for better gripcheck out my other instructable!http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-a-homemade-ONOFF-switch/

Step 14: The circuit diagram

How to make a very simple robot
well follow the pic and connect the wires

zoom it so you can see better

Step 15: How does it work?

How to make a very simple robot
when the robot hits a wall,it triggers the L or R switch which maked the opposite motor reverse for a couple of seconds.this makes it avoid obstacles

the picture may explain alot

Step 16: Questions

any question,comments,ideas on how to make it better?

post them here!

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