Introduction: "*BATTERIES NOT INCLUDED" INSPIRED DESK JUNKBOT

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Last week I found a metallic housing from a lamp. Lucky of me, it has two holes. First thing I thought? The "*Batteries Not Included" movie! (Big surprise...)

So, for the umpteenth time, lets make a BNI inspired junkbot. It's easy, it's fast and it's an original and useful gift for Christmas. It lights its eyes, has a magnet in its antenna for keep clips and you can keep memos in its tweezers.

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials

You will need the following stuff:

1 metallic housing from a lamp (If you don't find any, try with a plastic or metallic saucepan and make two holes for the eyes)
2 Roll-on deodorant bottles (you will need de cap, the ball and the ball mounting)
1 PC screen base that fits by pressure into the metallic housing
2 Iron hinges
4 iron pieces for picture frame
4 small iron angles
2 alligator clips
2 big LEDs
2 resistors 220 ohm (red red brown gold) (optional)
1 switch
1 AA Battery box
2 AA Batteries
1 Magnet
1 sprayer (you can find it in a deodorant or in a can of spray paint)
1 Plastic caster
Wire
screws and nuts
tin soldering


TOOLS
Dremel Rotary Tool
tweezers
screwdivers
scalpel
pliers
Wire cutters
Screwdriver kit
Soldering Iron

And don't forget:

1. If you don't have it, replace it!
2. Use protective equipment (dust mask and goggles)
3. Beware of drilled and soldered hot surfaces
4. Work in a good ventilated area.
5. Always have junk in stock
6. Enjoy!

Step 2: Making the Legs

Picture of Making the Legs

Make the legs in the order shown in the pictures. You will need the hinges, the iron pieces, the iron angles, nuts and bolts. That's the easy part.

Step 3: Lower Body

Picture of Lower Body

Attach the legs to the PC screen base.

Disarm the caster and use the wheels for the "shoulders". Drill the center of the wheels.

Attach the wheels using long screws, and fasten with a bolt. Cut the screw, and insert a tweezer on the end. Make the two arms. Use epoxic for fixing the tweezer to the screw.

Step 4: Electronics

Picture of Electronics

This is the electric circuit. Keep it in mind, because you will need it in the next steps.

Step 5: Eyes

Picture of Eyes

Insert the deodorant caps in the head (metallic housing) holes and glue the with epoxic. Drill holes in the center of the eyes.

Take the balls (the deodorant ones ;-) and open two holes big enough for fitting the LEDs. Insert the balls in the mountings, and fix them to the caps using screws.

Solder the resistors and the wires following the previous circuit.

When you finish, insert a long screw in the center of the head.

Step 6: Finishing

Picture of Finishing

Put the AA battery box and the swith in the lower body and finish the circuit.

Insert the sprayer on the top of the head screw and insert the magnet inside the sprayer. Fix with epoxic.

Fit the lower body into the head and... YOUR JUNKBOT IS READY!!! :-)

Comments

maceliz (author)2014-11-07

This is very cool!!

M.C. Langer (author)maceliz2014-11-10

Thanks Maceliz!

alloyhuman (author)2013-06-09

I loved that movie back in the day

M.C. Langer (author)alloyhuman2013-06-09

It was awesome!

HollyMann (author)2013-01-26

This looks great - really cute! i love your creativity!

M.C. Langer (author)HollyMann2013-01-27

Thanks a lot Holly!!! :-)

Cament (author)2012-09-14

Wooow just amazing and cute, could be a nice birthday gift

M.C. Langer (author)Cament2012-09-15

Thanks! :-)

canucksgirl (author)2011-12-17

Awww, your bot is so cute. More so than the movie version.

Great job!

suzan_ad (author)canucksgirl2012-06-14

true very true sexy girl

M.C. Langer (author)suzan_ad2012-06-14

Thanks!!!!! :-)

M.C. Langer (author)canucksgirl2011-12-18

Thanks Canucksgirl!!! :-)

lostalaska (author)2012-01-19

You're awesome! Thanks for this instructable

M.C. Langer (author)lostalaska2012-01-19

Thanks to you! And if you like my instructable, please don't forget to vote for me! Thanks!!! :-)

LauraOlejua (author)2012-01-18

Que animalito mas bonito!!!. Sí, para mí es un animalito.

M.C. Langer (author)LauraOlejua2012-01-18

Gracias Laura! :-)

juliancho77 (author)2012-01-16

Espectacular-.. ya quiero el mio

M.C. Langer (author)juliancho772012-01-16

Gracias Juliancho!!! :-)

SantiBumblebee (author)2012-01-11

Que bonito!

Gracias Santi!

Motoraton (author)2011-12-29

UNA GRAN IDEA. QUÉ HAGO PARA CONSEGUIR UNO?

M.C. Langer (author)Motoraton2011-12-29

Gracias Motoraton! Puedes construirlo con estas indicaciones.

holmalucy (author)2011-12-29

Es fenomenal lo que haces con lo que desechamos en el trabajo!

M.C. Langer (author)holmalucy2011-12-29

Y gracias a ti mi robot tiene cabeza! :-)

jennypao.suarez (author)2011-12-29

Me parece tan tierno! Yo lo adoptarìa como mascota

Gracias Jenny! :-)

cleo (author)2011-12-22

I like it very much ! nice work.

Mr.Sanchez (author)2011-12-20

LO HICIMOS COMPA LO HICIMOS !!!!! I TOLD YA !!TWO DISCO HOODIES CAME TO COLOMBIA !!!QUE VIVA COLOMBIA CARAJO !!!

M.C. Langer (author)Mr.Sanchez2011-12-20

LO HICIMOS!!!!! YEAH!!!!

Mr.Sanchez (author)M.C. Langer2011-12-21

Y como dice Bob:"Can We Build it...? YES WE F&%$NG CAN !!!!"

Welsh is best (author)2011-12-19

AWESOOOOOMEEEEEE!

Thanks Welsh!!! And please, vote for me!

hamed.bamdad (author)2011-12-19

Very Cute!

M.C. Langer (author)hamed.bamdad2011-12-19

Thanks Hamed!!! Please, if you like it and you want, vote for me!

Osuka1981 (author)2011-12-19

Te quedo super genial quien no quisiera tener una maravilla de estas cerca :D

M.C. Langer (author)Osuka19812011-12-19

Gracias Osuka!!! :-) Si te gustó y quieres, por favor vota por mí! :-)

agis68 (author)2011-12-18

greate job! very creative really. In an advanced model you should control the eyes with an arduino and moving the legs....we look forward for a new revision

M.C. Langer (author)agis682011-12-18

And if you like my instructable, please vote for me! Thanks!! :-)

M.C. Langer (author)agis682011-12-18

Good idea!! :-) And thanks!

Geek07Boy (author)2011-12-18

Very Creative

M.C. Langer (author)Geek07Boy2011-12-18

Thanks!! :-)

MichellePar (author)2011-12-18

One of my favorite movies! Your instructable turned out so well! : )

M.C. Langer (author)MichellePar2011-12-18

And please, if you like my Instructable, vote for me! :-)

M.C. Langer (author)MichellePar2011-12-18

Thanks Michelle!!!!!!! :-)

Mr.Sanchez (author)2011-12-18

WOW !!! Colombia Got talent...!and I´m not exactly talking about the waka waka Singer.XD

M.C. Langer (author)Mr.Sanchez2011-12-18

LOL!!!! Thanks Mr. Sanchez!

Mr.Sanchez (author)2011-12-18

Way to Go M.C...Good luck !!!

M.C. Langer (author)Mr.Sanchez2011-12-18

Thanks Mr. Sanchez!! A POR ELLOS, COLEGA!

Mr.Sanchez (author)M.C. Langer2011-12-18

Yahicimos una incursión modesta, Hora de la Artillería Pesada..!!!!>B)

M.C. Langer (author)Mr.Sanchez2011-12-18

Por favor, algo no muy fuerte, compadre. Usted es de lo único que se interpone entre mi robot y una de esas espectaculares chaquetas!!! :-P

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