Science Gizmos: Scooter Bots
These Science Gizmo ‘Scooter Bots’ demonstrates engineering and electric circuitry principles.
Kit contains all you need including instructions to create 25x ScooterBots using a battery-powered pulsating motor that causes the individual chenille stem bristles (or legs) to vibrate and shimmy, sending the bot scooting across any flat surface.
By adding variables to this wiggly eyed toothbrush-head body construction gives more possibilities on how it operates.
What happens if you trim or bend the bristles or connect several bots together or even add stabilizing wire legs?
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[Wikipedia excerpt: ‘…Engineering is the use of scientific principles to design and build machines, structures, and other items, including bridges, tunnels, roads, vehicles, and buildings. The discipline of engineering encompasses a broad range of more specialized fields of engineering, each with a more specific emphasis on particular areas of applied mathematics, applied science, and types of application. See glossary of engineering The term engineering is derived from the Latin ingenium, meaning “cleverness” and ingeniare, meaning “to contrive, devise” .…..’ ].