BristleBot Model 4: Version 1

Starting Point

  • Get a feel for visual conception by looking at the Previously Improved BristleBot Model 4
    Previously Improved BristleBot Model 4
  • Derive its features but improve upon them
    Improved Model: Version 1

Replication Goal

  • Instead of copying the Previously Improved Model, improve its features for the New BristleBot Model 4
  • Use household or cheap materials

Previous Problems

  • After a short duration of its activation, the Model moves in a off-course, diagonal direction
    • Doesn't maintain its 'forward' motion the whole time
    • Its Demonstration
  • No creativity in the design still
    • Although it wasn't the intention, Model still lacks its creativity in the design.


  • $1 material's base
  • $1 material's motor
  • Three brushes
  • Double-sided foam tapes
  • AA Battery
  • Two sets of Velcro
  • Two Sharpies (Any color)
  • Athletic tape

Procedure: Version 1 (Pics)


Procedure: Improved BristleBot Model 4 (Vids)

  • Step 1: Rip out the tapes in a considerable length
  • Step 2: Wrap the tapes with markers around the base

New BristleBot Testing



  • There were no significant improvements under Version 1

More Problems

  • The model still doesn't go in a straight line
    • It spins off into a circular pattern
  • The model's speed degraded
    • Due to the added weights from the markers, the Bristle speed dramatically decreased
  • Doesn't look too creative
    • No improvements on the Model's external features or creative outlook