You can make your own adorable turtle bot and control it from your mobile device using Bluetooth LE!

This cute little bot uses the Circuit Playground Bluefruit as the brains and BLE communicator, and the Crickit platform as the brawn to drive two DC gearhead motors.

You can drive forward and backward, turn left and right, and even change the colors of the built-in NeoPixel ring on the Circuit Playground Bluefruit, all from the Adafruit Bluefruit app for iOS and Android.

Plus you can get crafty with the felt or foam and decorate this cardboard chassis bot like a cute turtle!


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2 x DC Gearbox Motor
"TT Motor" - 200RPM - 3 to 6VDC
2 x Orange and Clear TT Motor Wheel
for TT DC Gearbox Motor

Materials and Tools

  • Medium corrugated cardboard box
  • Ruler
  • Hobby knife or scissors
  • Double stick foam tape
  • Hot melt glue and gun

This guide was first published on Nov 12, 2019. It was last updated on Nov 12, 2019.

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