Pool Noodle Scribblebot



MediumHousehold • Lego • Smart Art Kit


•  Motor Cube
•  Battery Cube
•  Bread knife
•  LEGO® 4x8 plate & wheel
•  Markers (2)


Tenka Labs


You may want to buy some pool noodles just to have on hand for your Circuit Cubes! We love how soft and pliable they are, plus they’re easy to cut and modify for your projects.


1  Gather the Battery and Motor Cubes and LEGO pieces

2  Cut a chunk of pool noodle and choose two markers

3  Mount the Cubes onto the LEGO plate, making sure the metal posts are aligned

4  Slide the LEGO wheel onto the shaft of the Motor Cube

5  Gently push the LEGO plate with Cubes into the pool noodle piece

6  Position the Battery Cube almost all the way inside

7  Add the markers, one by one, by jabbing them into the pool noodle

8  The markers act like small arms to help keep the Scribblebot up off the ground

9  It may be easier to insert the markers into the pool noodle if you make a small cut into the noodle and keep them slightly angled

10  Draw a face onto your pool noodle if you like. Now turn the switch on the Battery Cube to on, remove the caps from the markers, place on a large piece of paper, and watch your Scribblebot make its mark!