Amadeus, the napkins holder junkbot

It was an ordinary Thursday on Instructables (sorry, it was Pizza Thursday. We don't have ordinary Thursdays on Instructables. But you get the point). I was in the kitchen, preparing a lemonade, thinking about how to transform a flashlight into a cyborg arm and how not to make more junkbots for the rest of my artistic residence, minding about my own business, when I hear a piercing scream:


I quickly turned around, looking for the first aid kit (it could be a medic emergency) or a knife (It could be a rat. A big bad mutant rat with evil red eyes). But the situation was worst than I thought.

They send us the wrong paper towels.

We have displays for scrolls of paper towels, but nothing had prepared us for multifold paper towels. Box-shaped, multifold, horrible, paper towels.

Some people suggested to leave it this way without using the display for scrolls. A beautiful and smart co-worker (I won't say her name because I don't want the NASA take her away from us, due to her extraordinary out-of-the-box thinking) succesfully inserted the multifold paper towels into the cylinder.

But I didn't give up. I had to invent a more complicated way for keeping the paper towels in a display.

Then I remembered I had an extra damaged speaker from the Robot Lamp I made as first project. And it had the correct shape and size. So, how I solved this problem? As the same way I solve most of the problems: Junkbots!!

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you... AMADEUS, THE NAPKINS HOLDER JUNKBOT!

And if you don't have paper towels or napkins, you can use it for brochures.

(Yes, I know. I promise, the next three projects won't be junkbots. I'm becoming the Derek Zoolander of the DIY world)
Remove these adsRemove these ads by Signing Up
laxap11 months ago
Cool. I'll need to make a "Londo Mollari" variant (with black napkins).
M.C. Langer (author)  laxap11 months ago
Thanks Laxap!
mind.the.gap11 months ago
M.C. Langer (author)  mind.the.gap11 months ago
Thanks!!! :-)
sunshiine11 months ago
Have you made any chore bots? I could really use one to pull weeds, plant seeds, and water! I would rather work er u I mean play here! He is so cute. Thanks for sharing and I hope your day sparks a great idea for a super bot!
M.C. Langer (author)  sunshiine11 months ago
Chore bots? Sounds AWESOME!!! Thanks Sunshiine! You are absolutely FANTASTIC!!!! :-)
depotdevoid11 months ago
Cool junkbot Mario!
M.C. Langer (author)  depotdevoid11 months ago
Thanks a lot Ian!!! :-)
AUG-5OM311 months ago
I like it alot!
M.C. Langer (author)  AUG-5OM311 months ago
Thanks AUG-5OM3!!
SHIFT!11 months ago
Brilliant! Napkin Afro FTW!
M.C. Langer (author)  SHIFT!11 months ago
Thanks Shift!! :-)
stitchdiva11 months ago
I love it!!!!
M.C. Langer (author)  stitchdiva11 months ago
Thanks beautiful!!! :-)
vincent752011 months ago
Do you really break up a speaker, a camera and I don't know what else just for holding napkins ∞ And the whole contraptions can't even walk although it hs legs ???…
Wow …  ;)))))
M.C. Langer (author)  vincent752011 months ago
Well, I don't break anything. I just accumulate e-waste, junk and plastic trash. So I always have junk on stock when I need to build something :-)
Ah ! … I thought I was the only one !… ;-))))

Great design !
M.C. Langer (author)  vincent752011 months ago
Thanks Vincent!
Jessie Marie11 months ago
It's so cute!! And very clever!
M.C. Langer (author)  Jessie Marie11 months ago
Thanks a lot Jessie! :-)
GorillazMiko11 months ago
Perfect! I can finally sleep... There is nothing that angers me more than napkins sitting in stacks.
M.C. Langer (author)  GorillazMiko11 months ago
You are welcome, young Grasshopper! :-P
Mr.Sanchez11 months ago
M.C. Langer (author)  Mr.Sanchez11 months ago
lindarose9211 months ago
haha this is so funny Mario! And super ingenious too!! :D
M.C. Langer (author)  lindarose9211 months ago
Thanks a lot, Linda! :-)

Get More Out of Instructables

Already have an Account?


PDF Downloads
As a Pro member, you will gain access to download any Instructable in the PDF format. You also have the ability to customize your PDF download.

Upgrade to Pro today!