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Changing/Putting in the Battery

Incase the Styrobot’s battery fell out when it was shipped, or if you already used it up, I came up with two pics here that illustrate where to put the battery. Basically there are three rows of pins, top, middle and bottom. The battery goes between the top pins and the middle pins. BUT the top pins have to be covered with tape or not touching the battery. The wire from the motor has to be touching the battery, too. Don’t worry about the polarity as it’s only a tiny DC motor… and it won’t matter much in a Styrobot. =D

Battery Illustration Battery Illustration

Hope this helps everyone!

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  • Bogusia

    9 years ago

    It was the battery/switch thing form my styrobot. The battery you gave me didn’t work, so I took it apart and found that the switch was somehow shorting out the battery, and the one you gave me was already dead, but when I used another battery, finally it worked.

    Have fun in Stanford!!!!

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