Introduction: How to Make a Cheap, Mini Robot Out of Cardboard

Picture of 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!

Step 1: Supplies

Picture of Supplies

two bright Red LED lights,
Cardboard, of course. Or something different, such as poster-board.
aluminum foil,
and, an empty duct tape roll.

Step 2: The Head and Body.

Picture of 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.

Step 3: The Legs

Picture of The Legs

I took an empty duct tape roll and rolled them into a good sized leg. You make his legs however you think looks good.

Step 4: Enjoy, Robot Master!

Picture of Enjoy, Robot Master!

Give him a name, give him a friend. It's all up to you and your imagination.!:D


CoreyC39 (author)2016-11-04

I'm beginning to make one of these, but with a custom AI brain, and servos running CARDBIRD cardboard robot arms, attached to a battery heart. It may be more complex, but it was inspired by you!

oldmechanic (author)2012-07-07

cool if it could move around!

wickedsonic1 (author)2011-02-24

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)wickedsonic12011-02-25

that sounds pretty awesome :D

tim1 (author)2010-12-03

I made a different version of it, but it is still awsome.

conor1986 (author)2010-07-13

Lovely :)

Spycrab (author)conor19862010-07-13

Ha, thanks!

lambologo (author)2009-08-06

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)lambologo2009-08-26

yah i guess that would be better to call it

lambologo (author)Spycrab2009-09-03

but i still think it is realy cool!

rck_mtn_climber (author)2009-08-04

That guy is unique...I just have to make one...

About This Instructable




Bio: K'nex guns, TF2, and Valve games are what I like to build/play.
More by Spycrab:k'nex SPAS-12 *CONCEPT*A few random k'nex concepts, guns, etc.K'nex RBG Hybrid gun
Add instructable to: