Get smart curated videos delivered to your inbox every week.      
The Kid Should See This

How to make a mini robot bug

Watch more with these video collections:

With hot glue and a soldering iron, electrical engineer Josh Builds uses LEDs, wires, a vibrating motor, and a coin cell lithium battery, to transform a clothespin and paper clips into a mini robot bug. The LEDs look like glowing eyes and the vibration from the motor moves the DIY creature across smooth surfaces.

robot bug parts
final robot bug
There are more LED and DIY videos on this site, including how to make LED origami, Electric Dough Playdate, and how to make a hexagonal starry sky LED night light.

Bonus: Dancing Paper, 8bit Harmonica, and Musical Umbrella, projects by Ugoita.

🌈 Watch these videos next...

How to make a cotton ball launcher

Rion Nakaya

A is for Ampere – Circuit Playground

Rion Nakaya

Wrecking Crew Orchestra and their glowing dance costumes

Rion Nakaya

Construct a Roman aqueduct, a DIY engineering activity

Rion Nakaya

Jim Campbell on the genesis of Exploded Views at SFMOMA

Rion Nakaya

Snowboarding in a LED suit

Rion Nakaya

How to make LED sneakers – Adafruit Wearables

Rion Nakaya

How to build your own Wave Machine physics demo

Rion Nakaya

Turn your smartphone into a digital microscope for around $10

Rion Nakaya