Finalist in the
Office Supplies Contest
Passing through the street, I saw this "tin" and I had the idea of creating something. I thought I had the most original idea in the universe. However, a simple search on the internet made me realize that was not the case. Anyway I decided to create my robot in a different way. Hope you enjoy.
Step 1: Materials
- 32 sheets of A4 (minimum)
- Instructions and parts to assemble the R2D2
- A cardboard box average
- A "KEG" Heineken (5 liters) Empty
- Glue, scissors, hot glue, etc. ...
Note: The original link where I downloaded is not working anymore but thought others:
Step 2: Printing Plans
The original file has three sheets of pieces and 1 instruction assemblies. As I only used the two "legs" and "feet", did not need to print parts of the body.
Although it is written in Japanese, is easy to set up following the diagram.
I used a feature of my printer to print a poster. I printed on a 4 x 4 (which has 16 sheets per page). In this way, we have to glue the sheets together to form one. See the comparison in the photo.
Note: When pasting, a failure occurred but had no problem because the piece that came out misaligned would not be used.
Step 3: Pasting Parts
The pieces were individually cut and pasted on a cardboard (to give strength). However, in this way, the flaps which facilitate bonding were removed.
Step 4: Cutting and Mounting Parts
The parts were cut out and glued with hot glue.
Note: The folds in the cardboard were made giving a cut to the back of the cardboard.
After assembling the pieces and put them together, I found that they were huge. Thus, removed parts 17 and 18. Without these parts, the arms (or legs) were more proportionate to body size.
IF A HAD A LASER PRINTER, IT WOULD BE EASIER. :)
Step 5: Final Result
After parts assembled, just glue them in a "little tin".
Now comes the best part. You can implement the way you want your "Heineken2D2"
He can turn:
- A new bag for your school supplies
- A "safe place" for your coins
- A lamp
- A pencil holder
- A room decor
- A mobile robot (just put electronic circuits and wheels)
- A toy
In the end, your imagination is the limit.
Hope you enjoy;
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