Engineering and Designing Battlebots

In this engineering and designing battlebots challenge, students are invited to create a vibrating “robot” using a simple circuit created with a battery and DC motor.


  • DC 9v motor
  • AA battery and wired batter pack
  • Plastic cup or other light material
  • CD or other design
  • Painter’s tape
  • Glue gun and glue sticks

Design choices affect how your battlebot will move (circles, lines, narrow range or wide range)

  1. Consider where you secure the short piece of glue stick on your motor
  2. Consider where you mount your battery

Battlebots  Worksheet