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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.

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Step 1: Materials

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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
screws and nuts
tin soldering

Dremel Rotary Tool
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

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

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

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

Step 5: 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

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!!! :-)
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maceliz8 months ago

This is very cool!!

M.C. Langer (author)  maceliz8 months ago
Thanks Maceliz!
alloyhuman2 years ago
I loved that movie back in the day
M.C. Langer (author)  alloyhuman2 years ago
It was awesome!
HollyMann2 years ago
This looks great - really cute! i love your creativity!
M.C. Langer (author)  HollyMann2 years ago
Thanks a lot Holly!!! :-)
Cament2 years ago
Wooow just amazing and cute, could be a nice birthday gift
M.C. Langer (author)  Cament2 years ago
Thanks! :-)
canucksgirl3 years ago
Awww, your bot is so cute. More so than the movie version.

Great job!
true very true sexy girl
M.C. Langer (author)  suzan_ad3 years ago
Thanks!!!!! :-)
M.C. Langer (author)  canucksgirl3 years ago
Thanks Canucksgirl!!! :-)
lostalaska3 years ago
You're awesome! Thanks for this instructable
M.C. Langer (author)  lostalaska3 years ago
Thanks to you! And if you like my instructable, please don't forget to vote for me! Thanks!!! :-)
LauraOlejua3 years ago
Que animalito mas bonito!!!. Sí, para mí es un animalito.
M.C. Langer (author)  LauraOlejua3 years ago
Gracias Laura! :-)
juliancho773 years ago
Espectacular-.. ya quiero el mio
M.C. Langer (author)  juliancho773 years ago
Gracias Juliancho!!! :-)
Que bonito!
M.C. Langer (author)  SantiBumblebee3 years ago
Gracias Santi!
Motoraton3 years ago
M.C. Langer (author)  Motoraton3 years ago
Gracias Motoraton! Puedes construirlo con estas indicaciones.
holmalucy3 years ago
Es fenomenal lo que haces con lo que desechamos en el trabajo!
M.C. Langer (author)  holmalucy3 years ago
Y gracias a ti mi robot tiene cabeza! :-)
Me parece tan tierno! Yo lo adoptarìa como mascota
M.C. Langer (author)  jennypao.suarez3 years ago
Gracias Jenny! :-)
cleo3 years ago
I like it very much ! nice work.
Mr.Sanchez3 years ago
M.C. Langer (author)  Mr.Sanchez3 years ago
Y como dice Bob:"Can We Build it...? YES WE F&%$NG CAN !!!!"
M.C. Langer (author)  Welsh is best3 years ago
Thanks Welsh!!! And please, vote for me!
Very Cute!
M.C. Langer (author)  hamed.bamdad3 years ago
Thanks Hamed!!! Please, if you like it and you want, vote for me!
Osuka19813 years ago
Te quedo super genial quien no quisiera tener una maravilla de estas cerca :D
M.C. Langer (author)  Osuka19813 years ago
Gracias Osuka!!! :-) Si te gustó y quieres, por favor vota por mí! :-)
agis683 years ago
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)  agis683 years ago
And if you like my instructable, please vote for me! Thanks!! :-)
M.C. Langer (author)  agis683 years ago
Good idea!! :-) And thanks!
Geek07Boy3 years ago
Very Creative
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