Ee27a364 c47c 4cde 948c 875a93a2471a

invention

Bitbot

by monty_littleBits

Published on October 8, 2015

Having trouble connecting the Bits to the mounting board? Visit here for some quick troubleshooting tips, or contact us at [email protected].

ROAM YOUR WORLD WIRELESSLY! This remote-controlled bot will do your bidding, thanks to a pair of wireless Bits and a couple DC motors. Use this versatile vehicle to prank your pets, set up a snack delivery system for Mom, or turn your room into a race track! What sort of adventures will your BitBot go on?

These instructions correspond to the first edition of the Gizmos & Gadgets Kit. If you have the Gizmos & Gadgets Kit: 2nd Edition, please refer to those instructions. They can be found here.

Duration: 40 minutes

How To Make It

STEP 1 : First build your WIRELESS TRANSMITTER CIRCUIT, then press onto mounting board. This will work as your REMOTE CONTROLLER, sending its signal to the BitBot.

C9765955 8b9c 49a7 ad0d d6beb162cc51

475f1940 b901 456b baa9 bd9ce966130a

Make sure to turn the slide dimmer 180° clockwise before placing it on the mounting board.

                                                                                                                                                                     

STEP 2 : Build the second circuit. This will be the heart of your BITBOT. After the circuit is made, press it onto a mounting board.

55674595 0054 4fd2 b357 f5f20928bca3

                                                                                                                                                                       

STEP 3 : Turn off your circuits and ATTACH WHEELS TO THE DC MOTORS.

D49ff6f7 c819 4b4f b8b7 b5f96aa522dc

                                                                                                                                                                    

STEP 4 : On the Bitbot circuit, STICK THE BALL CASTER TO THE MOUNTING BOARD with Glue Dots.

3008c5d9 35e4 40e7 8b7c 362e764c3bb3

Ball Caster

                                                                                                                                                                        

STEP 5 : CONTROLLING YOUR BITBOT: The middle position of the slide dimmers (~2.5V) will stop the wheels. Pushing both slide dimmers in the same direction will move it forwards and backwards. Take it for a spin!

1323090a f6c6 421b a5c3 7715627a0e9a

Let it rip!

D4f8718f 93e0 4a5a bdb8 5ed9a97c134c

                                                                                                                                                                      

STEP 6 : CUSTOMIZE

1182ebc7 ca77 4364 84f7 487549a788d1

GIVE YOUR BOT SOME CHARACTER! Is it a creature, a race car, or a roaming genie lamp? Use the provided stickers and your own decorating materials to add some personality. Be sure to share your designs and check out what the community has done. Attach the bot template to the mounting board using tape or Glue Dots.

STEP 7 : COMMUNITY CHALLENGE

Take your new bot for a spin in a place that doesn’t exist yet! DESIGN A NEW CITY OR PLANET to roll around in. CLICK HERE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS CHALLENGE.

STEP 8 : REMIX IT!

1b18a43a d602 4b75 ae96 ed87186175c5

WHAT ELSE CAN YOU DO WITH THIS ROAMING ROVER? Add a few Bits™ & accessories to your bot to create robotic art masterpieces. Draw a portrait, write your name, or even make some expressive abstract paintings when you add a mechanical arm to your Bitbot. FOR FULL INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE A DRAWBOT, CLICK HERE.

Related Projects

Annoy-A-Tron 2000!

Secretly annoy everybody!

BB8 (IR controlled) #BitWars

A paper craft BB8 that walks and move his head.

Light Paintings

Paintings made with light! And littleBits...  thanks JackANDJude for a great idea.  (Note: this project requires either ...