Here are some Hexbugs in the wild:


Hexbugs are really just a set of rubber bristles hooked up to a small vibration motor (like what is in a cell phone) and a battery.  Because the bristles are angled backward, the motor’s vibrations cause the bugs to move forward.  And left.  And right.  And occasionally flip over when they run into another Hexbug.  They are great fun.

Lucy and I decided to try to tame them, and harness their power for good.  We present – Hexbug Stagecoach!


We cobbled the harness together with rubber bands and q-tips:


And then attached the Hexbugs using more rubber bands.  A loop of string would serve as the reins.


Lucy quickly pieced together a coach for the bugs to pull:


Next stop, sunset!  Hi-ya!