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Build a Floor Scrubbing Robot out of Computer Fans and a Frisbee

What can two computer fans, a battery, three scrub brushes, and a Frisbee do for you? They can scrub your floor and wash your tables. Turn a handful of parts into a Scrub Bot for cheap and sweat-free cleaning.

Instructables user Randofo created an interesting fusion between the design of the Roomba and the popular vibrating “bristle bots” popping up all over by using computer fans to rotate a Frisbee studded with brushes.

You spray the cleaning solution on the surface you want to clean, plop the Scrub Bot on top, and it spins away scrubbing the surface in the process. Check out the video below to see it in action:

For a full build guide, visit the link below.

Scrub Bot [Instructables via Unplggd]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 01/6/11

Comments (5)

  1. TJ Fadness

    If it had a little more weight(which would probably mean stronger fans) it would be a lot more efficient, it seems.

  2. Anonymous Me

    Hackintosh Roomba! O_O

  3. b53fj

    someone has too much time on their hands!

  4. Matayo

    b53fj no my good scholar…..

    someone has two much time on their fans.

  5. Anonymous Me

    @Matayo: Oh wow… So much pun!

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