Have you tried this yet? We are using a Duracell battery to make a scribblebot.This fall if you are looking for some fun things to do after school you must give this battery operated toy robot a try. Watching it scribble across the floor is too cool.
DIY battery opperated toy robot skiptomylou.org

It really is a simple toy robot to make!

Supplies for DIY Battery Operated Toy Robot

1 regular sized solo cup
1 regular sized clothes pin
4 markers
1 – AA Duracell Battery
Tape or Hot Glue (we used hot glue)
1 – 1.5-3VDC Motor
1 – AA Battery Holder
2 – crimp on disconnects
1 popsicle stick

battery operated toy robot supplies

How to make a Battery Operated Toy Robot that Draws

Hot glue (or tape) popsicle stick to top of plastic cup.

how to build battery operated robot step 1

Hot glue motor to end of popsicle stick.

how to build battery operated toy step 2

Place the AA Duracell battery in the battery holder and hot glue case to opposite end of popsicle stick.

how to build battery operated toy that draws step 3

Crimp a disconnector piece to the end of each wire coming from the battery holder.

how to build battery robot toy that scribbles step 4

Glue four markers evenly spaced and at same level inside the cup.

how to build battery operated toy that draws step 6

Hot glue a clothes pin the the rod coming out of the front of the motor.

how to build battery operated toy robot step 7

Now you are ready to scribble! Connect the wires to the motor and go!

how to build battery operated toy that scribbles step 5

We had such a great time! Adjust your toy robot by adding weight to the cup, changing what you glue to the front of the motor or by adjusting the position of the markers.

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This post was sponsored by Lowe’s and P & G. All opinions and ideas are my own.

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  1. Hi – what size are the crimp-on disconnects that you used for this project? I see the photograph of what you used but there are 3 sizes listed in the bag.
    Thank you!

  2. Been watching a ton of gilmore girls (yay netflix!) so I gotta say, COFFEE! COFFEE! COFFEE!?

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