C. Robot

by mika March 5, 2013

AIGA Workshop: A walking paint robot. 

Bits used: dc motor , power , sound trigger, wire

Tags: Motion Fun & Games Design Display & Decor Around the house

Videos and Recipes


  1. 1

    Build the circuit and connect the Bits in the following order: Power+Wire+Sound Trigger+DC Motor.

  2. 2

    Build the C. Robot body out of wood and attach the circuit with the rubber band.

  3. 3

    Attach a plastic disk to the DC Motor, and stick the wooden dowels into the disk.

  4. 4

    Stick styrofoam balls to the ends of the wooden dowels. Make sure the styrofoam balls are touching the paint surface or canvas to ensure they make a mark. You can add a piece of wood to elevate the circuit body if necessary (Mika used a clothes pin).

  5. 5

    Dip the styrofoam balls in your favorite paint colors and watch your C. Robot run in paint circles!

Bits used (4)

Accessories used (2)


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Other Materials Used (6)

  • Paint 1
  • Plastic Disk 1
  • Rubber Bands 1
  • Styrofoam Balls 1
  • Wood Block 1
  • Wood Dowels 1

Tools (1)

  • Scissors

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