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Voltar's picture

Look out Roomba!

you know if you use two vibration motors, one spinning Clockwise and the other counter clockwise, you can control the direction the brush bot moves in. when both are on it moves more or less straight and you move left or right but adding more or less power to one of the motors all done with simple PWM.

in fact the kilobot uses this idea

Jinnarin's picture

You should add a servo that moves a weight from side to side and then hook a radio control to it, that would provide steering. Then you could sweep the floor while playing with an RC "car"!

Or give it brains and partake in Robot Slavery :(

All kidding aside, that is really neat.

alegiaco's picture

This is an idea!

How much mass is in the blue sphere?  It looks top-heavy and prone to tipping, but it seemed to do just fine in your video.

alegiaco's picture

about 100 gr. The motor is thought for this weight.

ignoblegnome's picture

Love it. I have one of those massagers, which I bought as a toy for my kids. I always thought it would be fun to do some sort of hack on it. This is great.

mogul's picture

Add some water and you have made a quite useful robot

ChuckCrunch's picture

i think the brush bot is so underrated