Since the extinction of the the pocket protector, what else could replace the ubiquitous uber-geek pocket accessory but a Bobblebot pocket Robot? People can spot it a mile away and know to either holster their K'nex weapons or say "Hai, what's that?" Other than that, it serves no other utility than to entertain for hours upon hours watching it bob back and forth, forth and back, back and forth...
This may be in the gray area of the contest since it does extend past the pocket depth-line when in use. The head is retractable though.
Anyone recognize this bot?
May contain small parts not suitable for small children, should only be used under the supervision of an adult, antennae may pokey poke... Do not argue with a kid on who has dibs it. Go make another. (No K'nex was harmed in the making of this bobblebot)
Also enjoy other robot stuff here or
Robot cartoon comics while waiting for stuff to dry...
Step 1: Get it together...
Once again, dig through the paper recycling bin to find an expended toilet paper tube, some scrap cardboard and a manila file-folder, You will also need a small compression spring and a short piece of wire with black insulation. The springs extracted from a ball point pen seem a little too small (my spring is 7/16" x 2-1/8"). Craft glue, some tape and a pair of scissors to put it together,
Print out the large image of the robot which can be found here. Print it out as is. Don't force it to fit-to-page, you should get the right size to use which is about the height of your paper tube.
If you are lucky enough to have a color laser printer, the better it will look but an ink-jet printer on glossy stock will work just as well.
FAINT-OF-HEART warning here...
Proceed to cut out and detach the robot head from the rest of the robot picture. Leakage of oil is expected. Glue this top part to a piece of stiff cardboard. Set aside to dry.
Laminate or glue the rest of the robot to a piece of the manila file-folder or thin cardboard stock. Set aside to dry.