Bristlebots are a fun, easy to build and hands-on introduction to circuits. Build your own bristlebot with this kit, once built, it will buzz along smooth surfaces. Through trial and error, experiment with the position of the pipe cleaners to see how that changes the bristlebot direction and speed.
Get creative designing a maze for your bristlebot, by taping straws to construction paper. Then time your bristlebot through the maze. Can you beat your time if you adjust the pipe cleaners and race again? Or, race against your friends!
This affordable STEM kit is great for Maker Fairs, STEM class or STEM club, science class, cub scout or brownie badges, libraries, birthday parties and more!
Related Videos & lessons
- Pre-k - 3rd grade: The Power of Circuits by SciShow Kids
- 4th - 8th grade: Introduction to Simple Circuits by Teaching Robots
- 3rd - 8th grade: Electric Circuits by PBS Learning
Build a Bristlebot - Circuits
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