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Make a fire hydrant using plastic stuff (and a lot of instant glue)

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It was an ordinary time in life of M.C. Langer. You know, evil robo-planters, big prop guns, vibrobots with machine guns and stuff. But one day, the Publicity Dean of a Colombian university (and friend of mine) entrusted me a bizarre task: to make a fire hydrant (a tender cheesy one), who is the pet of the Cuerpo Oficial de Bomberos de Bogotá (Firefighters Brigade of Bogotá). And its name is "Cobbito".

- Wait a moment - I said - it has any weapon, missiles or "Rescue Heroes" stuff?
- It's a children's pet - the Dean reply - the idea is to make a cute hydrant using recycled things. For the kids. They love these things.
- Mmmmm... Why don't make another pet, a "G.I.JOE style" firefighter with a water blaster and a mega-axe? It would be more lovable for the kids and...
- JUST DO THE FREAKIN' HYDRANT!!

This is Cobbito:
http://www.bomberosbogota.gov.co/content/view/695/207/

(The horror!... THE HORROOOOORRR!!)


Well, I did it. And for being my first fire hydrant, it's not too bad!!

(Wait for the high quality final pictures. My camera was damaged, and I had to use again my mom's old camera.)
 
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Step 1: 1. Materials and stuff

First, you will need cyanoacrylate glue. In Colombia we don't have Gorilla glue (I wish), so I used Pegadit. It's the instant glue I always use in my projects.

Tools: Dremel (for drilling), screwdriver, pliers, cutter and a paintbrush.

MATERIALS:

FOR THE HELMET:
1. Plastic Bowl
2. A strip of EVA foamy
3. Facial cream top
4. Big plastic nut
5. 1 / 8 x 2 ½ " screw, with nut and ring

FOR THE BODY:
1. Toilet cylindrical plastic trash can (which fits inside the plastic bowl helmet)
2. Circular plastic container with cover.
3. 1 / 8 x 2 ½ " screw, with nut and ring

FOR THE FEET
1. Two (2) identical PC mice
2. Two (2) 1 / 8 x ½ " screws, with nuts and rings

FOR THE EYES
1. Two (2) white ping-pong balls
2. Two (2) black plastic circles
3. Two (2) 1 / 8 x 2 ½ " screws, with nuts and rings

FOR THE EARS:
1. Two (2) facial cream tops
2. Two (2) medicine small plastic bottles (can be replaced with shampoo caps)
3. Two (2) 1 / 8 x 2 ½ " screws, with nuts and rings

PAINTING: primer for plastic, red and orange spray lacquer, black acrylic paint


And remember:

1. If you don't have it, replace it!
2. Use protective equipment (dust mask and goggles)
3. Beware of drilled and soldered hot surfaces
4. Work in a good ventilated area.
5. Always have junk in stock
6. Enjoy!




HollyMann1 year ago
WOW! So creative..and I like all the stories that go along with your bots..they all have their own little "lives" ...this is cute..even without the blasters and weapons!
M.C. Langer (author)  HollyMann1 year ago
Thanks a lot Holly! :-)
Screamo3 years ago
Thats pretty awesomeee, keep up the good work :)
M.C. Langer (author)  Screamo3 years ago
Thank ypu very much Screamo!!!
Check out my new instructable:
http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-DIY-tattoo-machine-for-less-than-2-/
Mr.Sanchez3 years ago
There you are....good luck in the contest...
M.C. Langer (author)  Mr.Sanchez3 years ago
Thanks Warlock!!! Have you any project in the contest?
Nop...got no time...but maybe next week i ll l do...but thnks for ask...good luck again...
bikinearly3 years ago
Nice work. Looks great!
M.C. Langer (author)  bikinearly3 years ago
Thank you Bikinearly!!!
ChrysN3 years ago
Well done, he is adorable!
M.C. Langer (author)  ChrysN3 years ago
Thank you very much, ChrysN!!! :-)
Meganoki3 years ago
soooooooooooooo cute
M.C. Langer (author)  Meganoki3 years ago
Thanks Meganoki!!!!
unigamer3 years ago
I wasn't sure what to expect when I clicked on the link from my RSS feed but he is very cute! :)
M.C. Langer (author)  unigamer3 years ago
Thank you Unigamer!!! :-)
canida3 years ago
He's so cute! The eyes really give him character.
M.C. Langer (author)  canida3 years ago
Thank you Canida!!
mary candy3 years ago
so cute cute
M.C. Langer (author)  mary candy3 years ago
Thank you Mary Candy!!! :-)
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