10 Skitter

As the name suggests, Skitter Bot really likes to get around. Using just a single motor and a DPDT switch wired as an H-bridge, Skitter’s feet shuffle back and forth to move it forward. This is perhaps one of the simplest and most reliable walking-type bots you might ever construct. It is designed to do only one thing, and it does it very well. In spite of having only a single purpose, one nice side effect of its scrub-brush feet is that it’ll sweep your floor wherever it goes.

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Tools and Supplies

  • Continuous-rotation servo motor with the controller removed
  • A 3 × AA battery holder
  • Three AA batteries
  • DPDT toggle switch
  • Four scrub ...

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