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How to make a cheap, mini robot out of cardboard

Well, this is my latest project, once again made purely of boredom. But, on a different note, I'm going to try to make something even bigger, badder, and better for the Gorilla Glue Contest. Moving on!

 
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Step 2: The head and body.

Make a cardboard box that's 1 inch by 1 inch by 1 inch, but DON'T close one side. Then, poke 2 holes for the LED's to fit through. The open side should be the back of the head. You can cut this off, but I think it looks like he's going through some robot brain-surgery, so I'm keeping the side. :)

Next, make a tube that looks like the picture (sorry, no measurements) and close up one side. Then, duct tape his head to it later. I wrapped everything in a gray duct tape, because I thought it looked robotic and neat. you can do whatever.

The arms are aluminum foil, so you can bend the elbow joints when you are done. i wrapped the aluminum foil in duct tape, to match the body.
oldmechanic2 years ago
cool if it could move around!
awesome robot dude, i only wish it could move, but that would make it complicated to make. still AWESOME ROBOT!!!1 i made the head but i'm gonna modify the body to make it play music (radio parts obviously) or just shove am mp3 in a cardboard body and keep a flap on the back to open it and change songs.
Spycrab (author)  wickedsonic13 years ago
that sounds pretty awesome :D
tim13 years ago
I made a different version of it, but it is still awsome.
conor19864 years ago
Lovely :)
Spycrab (author)  conor19864 years ago
Ha, thanks!
lambologo4 years ago
its cool, but not a robot it is just a cardboard structure with two LEDs but it would make a cool night light???
Spycrab (author)  lambologo4 years ago
yah i guess that would be better to call it
but i still think it is realy cool!
That guy is unique...I just have to make one...
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