What do you get when you combine a toothbrush head, some mounting tape, a watch battery and a small motor?
A group of young 4-H’ers discovered the answer Wednesday during National Youth Science Day hosted by the Adams County Extension Office.
4-H’ers and young people across the country celebrated the day Wednesday by creating the same robot that could clean up a simulated toxic spill. Beth Janning, extension educator in Adams County, led the local event at the extension office in Hastings.
The Ecobots were made using the head of a toothbrush, with a battery and motor mounted to the hard plastic side of the head. The brush side was placed on the table and when the motor was powered up, the brush would move across the table.
“My brother thinks you can clean floors with it,” said Cale Uhrmacher, 10. “It would take two days at my house.”