Introduction: Instructables Robot -- Paper Model

This is an instructable showing you how you can make your very own Instructables Robot model
i used photoshop elements to create the net for the model and to colour it and add details, overall this took me about a day to design but it will only take you about 5-10 minutes to make

I hope you enjoy it !

Step 1: Equipment + Tools

This instructable doesn't require many tools so all you need is:
-- 1 Paperclip
-- Glue (any kind)
-- Scissors / Craft knife
-- A Printer
-- One sheet of paper

Step 2: Printing the Net

The first thing you need to do is print off the net for the model
you can download it below, There are two options, you can either download the yellow and orange robot or a blank template so you can colour it in yourself !
when you click print make sure you check the "center image" box and don't check the scale to fit box or the image will become distorted.

Step 3: Cutting Out

Now you have printed your net you need to cut it out. The grey bits around the edge of the net are the tabs, don't cut them off !!

Be careful on this step and go slow, its very annoying when you cut the wrong bit and have to start again !!

When you are cutting out the legs don't cut around the wheel or Robot will fall over, look at the 2nd pic and cut it out like i did.

Step 4: Folding the Net

Now you have cut the net out you need to fold all the edges of the net, this will make it alot easier when you start to glue it all together.

Once you have folded all the edges and tabs, try to hold it all in place and make sure that you have folded all the bits you need to. (look at 2nd pic)

Step 5: Glue the Tabs

Now we can assemble the Robot,
Step by step glue one of the grey tabs and then attach it to the corresponding side, you can use the 2nd pic as a reference.
Look at the 3rd pic before you do the feet.
For the arms, put a small bit of glue at the top and attach to the sides of the body (pic 3,4)

Step 6: Robot Head Antenna

Take your paperclip and straighten it then gently push it through the middle of the red dots on the side of the robots head, you may want to create a small hole on the other side so its easier to push through

Step 7: Assemble Body Parts

First lets do the legs , glue both the tabs then position the legs on the bottom of the robot, the two inner tabs will have to overlap. The legs will have to be the same legnth or the robot will fall over so you may need to trim the bottom. (Pics 1,2)

Now we can stick the head on, first check the robots head is the right way up then put some glue on the bottom of the head and stick to the top of the body

If you haven't dont the arms yet do them now.

Step 8: !! FINISHED !!

Congratulations now you have the famous instructables robot right on your desk !
play with it , modify it, or even make a film :D

If you do make this it would be great if you could upload a photo of it and show us !!!
if you have any requests for different file-types or mod's then please ask i'd be happy to help :D

I hope you enjoy making this as much as i did creating it !!


bazzzoka made it!(author)2017-03-18

Nice instructable So cool on my desk :D

ColorfulCrafter819 made it!(author)2017-01-08

Wonderful instructable! Thanks for sharing!

Kiteman made it!(author)2016-05-10
offseid made it!(author)2016-10-12

Thank you kiteman. Both of these are fantastic! :D

Kiteman made it!(author)2016-10-13

I didn't create either of them!

offseid made it!(author)2016-10-14

I just meant thanks for pointing me to the other one. And that I thought both were good. :)

TheOrchidGirl made it!(author)2016-07-01

My variation of your instructable! TY!!!

amakerguy made it!(author)2009-03-20

Mine is going to remind me to enter the klutz contest. Here's mine....

Thanu03 made it!(author)2016-05-09

so cool. I will make one

%3DSMART%3D made it!(author)2009-03-20

Awesome ! Thanks for the pictures !

dmalone+22 made it!(author)2016-04-15

that is so cool

ambrose.clarke made it!(author)2016-02-06

I motorized a version of your papercraft model :)

Volthaus+Electronics+Laboratory made it!(author)2014-11-23

Okay I have to build him for myself. Nice work!

SparkySolar made it!(author)2014-11-21

here he is

SparkySolar made it!(author)2014-11-21

I made it but the legs

SparkySolar made it!(author)2014-11-05


jflores40 made it!(author)2014-03-27

ITs to HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRddddddddddddddddddddd

Michelle101 made it!(author)2013-11-19

That is like so easy to make I could make that in my sleep but it is CUTE I could tell my cusen to make that she would love to make that ill show her this and she will love it :)

jujubee31 made it!(author)2013-08-27

So cute

Chris98 made it!(author)2012-06-14

Just realised i have to go up to sainsburys to buy a glue stick, damn, back in 10 mins!

Chris98 made it!(author)2012-06-14

Thanks! I have just printed it and am looking forward to making it, thanks again

monkeynuts made it!(author)2011-11-26

i just amde one and it is awesome and really fun thankz!

GorillazMiko made it!(author)2008-06-22

DANG!!! I JUST finished the body.



Well not just now, like, I'm saying:


My brother comes, grabs his and kind of squishes it (badly), and he was like "what's this?". He's 15. MAN I GOT SO MAD, IT WAS LIKE BROKEN!!! Then I crumpled it up and now I'll have to do it again.

rheinze1 made it!(author)2011-09-27

Aw hahaha sorry to hear that!

Zaphod+Beeblebrox made it!(author)2010-01-05

my brother ruins alot of my stuff too

builderkidj made it!(author)2011-08-15

I know...I had a Indiana Jones 4 limited dr. pepper can and my brother smashed it...I was really mad.

%3DSMART%3D made it!(author)2008-06-23

OH NO!! I think you will get there in the end :D

simplebotics made it!(author)2011-05-22

cool, i made one out of yellow foam poster board, cardboard, some plastic nobs, paperclips, hot glue, and some markers, ill put up the instructable tomorrow!

Waren-Neutron made it!(author)2010-11-23

ooh yeah!!

Waren-Neutron made it!(author)2010-11-23

you are a paper maker

Matrix-technician made it!(author)2010-10-20

LOL's love it. 5 stars.

kcls made it!(author)2010-06-26

I finished mine awhile ago, but forgot to post pictures. I used the pictures I already had from my sandwich contest. I glued everything together, then put a toothpick in (I didn't have any paperclips). That's why his head is smooshed. I tried to force the toothpick in, and it smooshed his head. Poor robot...

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%3DSMART%3D made it!(author)2010-06-27

Haha that's awesome ! Don't worry about the head, the paper is flimsy and hard to keep straight, I had to poke mine around for a while too :P Thanks for the picture !

kcls made it!(author)2010-06-27

No prob! I made one from card stock a month or so later, but I threw it away because it didn't have as much character as this one :D

Chowmix12 made it!(author)2010-05-23

2/5..   a bit confusing.. ADD BLACK OUTLINES makes it a lot easier to cut...

knektek made it!(author)2010-05-01

When printing use a photo editor and select invert colours.

BECKBERRY made it!(author)2010-02-25

same here can seen um

Spydamonky made it!(author)2010-02-16

 i cant see the tabs... =(   could you check it out to see if its a problem on your side or mine. i want one sooo bad

KnexFreek made it!(author)2010-01-15

 this is awesome :)

Instructables-Robot made it!(author)2008-06-13
Hello human artist.Nice work. 
%3DSMART%3D made it!(author)2008-06-13

haha thanks, i thought you might like it :p

KnexFreek made it!(author)2010-01-15


porcupinemamma made it!(author)2010-01-09

Thank you! You made a really fun instructable, and it got my little grey cells going , on a cold winter night (-14 degree celcius). Can you possibly think of  a 3D cake pattern in the future??? :0)

wolf555hound made it!(author)2008-12-21

I made this!

SNOW! and  robot041.jpg
listoman made it!(author)2009-06-29

the head is upsice down.....I almost did the same thing....

Zaphod+Beeblebrox made it!(author)2010-01-05 too.........

wolf555hound made it!(author)2009-06-29

I know it's upside down. I did it on purpose..well, kinda. I accidently put the slits for the "Bucket" on the wrong side and when I looked at it, it sorta worked for the "settings" =]

listoman made it!(author)2009-06-30

oh, LOL!

wolf555hound made it!(author)2009-06-30


ArtIsFunn made it!(author)2009-10-19

hahaha! that's awesome! i love the he looks like he's creeped out about the friend chicken bucket on his head. lol and oh wow kernel sanders looks freaky!

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