DIY Hexbug Draw-Bot

Hello! I saw this lovely post by hello wonderful and really wanted to make a draw-bot but the vibration motor and coin battery holder were expensive and not available in the UK. My sons and I had a big think and came up with the idea of using a hexbug instead.

DIY Hexbug Draw-Bot

Most of the materials you need for this project may already be laying around at home – a small drinky yoghurt pot, small felt-tips, tape & elastic bands (loom bands work well). We had some hexbugs already but you can pick up non-branded versions from pound shops making this a really affordable experiment.

DIY Hexbug Draw-Bot

The yoghurt pot version goes slower and is more stable, you can also attach your pens straight onto your hexbugs and let them roam.

DIY Hexbug Draw-Bot

DIY Hexbug Draw-Bot



DIY Hexbug Draw-Bot

When you have finished drawing don’t forget to set your hexbug free! You can also use your designs for wrapping paper.

DIY Hexbug Draw-Bot

15 thoughts to “DIY Hexbug Draw-Bot”

  1. Bejeweled is simple jewels puzzle game you can match the jewels until your score goes more and more up so without wasting the time just go it http://bejeweled3.co no need to download and register it.

  2. This is a great idea! In fact, this method is old enough, and very many simply took a few pens at once and wrote as if with a double pencil. When I worked in the GreatPaper written service, I also used a similar method for my headlines. In this way, you can repaint your text, add visual effects or bright colors to them. You can take a bright black and gray, and it will turn out that your text is written with a shadow. This can significantly revive your ordinary text, or highlight some important details that will attract the eye. This is really cool!

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