BuzzBot is a modular vibration robot platform. It has interchangeable parts that can be configured in any arrangement so you can experiment with different robots and learn what works and what doesn’t. You can make a drawing robot, a dancing robot, a robot that knocks over obstacles, or races around your house like a bug.
BuzzBot is a fun way to learn about physics. These robots create motion from simple vibration. Just like their bristle bot relatives, their rapid little bouncing makes any hard surface smooth and slippery like an air hockey table. But by adjusting the legs, you can harness these little jumps to create consistent motion in one direction.. And the interchangeable weight on the motor lets you change the frequency of vibration, and that changes the behavior.