Create your own zippy bot in minutes with this fun-filled electronics kit from Brown Dog Gadgets!
Bristlebots are a fun way to learn about basic engineering, motor, circuits, and principals of balance. Creating a bot is simple, just attach the parts to the toothbrush head and watch them go. Change the way they move and behave by adjusting the balance and pipe cleaners. Bristlebots are a great rainy day activity or a fun way to spice up a classroom activity.
Each Bristlebot Kit includes all the parts you need to create your own bot. Building a bot takes 5-10 minutes of time and their included battery lasts for up to 2 hours. Bristlebots are not intended to be taken apart and reused, however, some parts can be individually reused.
We recommend Bristlebots for anyone ages 10 and up due to the small parts and included coin cell batteries. Individual parts are also available for sale.
Directions, Lesson Plans, and Videos
Printable directions in English and Spanish can be found on our online Project Database, along with levelled Lesson Plans and Student Activity Sheets.
If you have questions about implementing our Bristlebots in your classroom or after school program please contact us. We've been helping educators implement Bristlebots in their classrooms for years and have many helpful tips and tricks.