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PCB Wall-E for FREE!

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This is my first Instructable so please BE NICE! I will be posting more later. This is what I do when I'm bored so enjoy it... :)

I'm going to show you how to make your own PCB Wall-E out of recycled PCB parts from a CRT monitor. Now you don't have to have a monitor for this. You can pretty much find these parts in any junk electronics you have.

Post pics of yours when you finish! If you make him better I'd like to see!
 
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Step 1: Parts List

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Here are the parts I used:

1 Transformer (Body)
1 Diode (Neck)
2 Electrolytic Capacitors (Eyes)
2 Metal Capacitors (Hands)
2 Resistors (Arms)
2 Transistors (Feet/Treads)

Tools Used:
Soldering Iron
Hot glue gun
Pliers

Step 2: Assembly

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I originally was going to solder the whole thing together but it ended up not working as well as i expected. So I used a lot of hot glue instead.

First I started by soldering the metal capacitors to the resistors. This is the only soldering I did in the entire project so you can put the iron away!

I broke one lead off of the diode, bent the other 90 degrees, and hot glued both electrolytic capacitors to the bent wire on top.

Then glue the diode/head assembly to the top of the transformer.

Glue your arm assemblies to the sides of the transformer

Now glue the transistors to the bottom. I tilted them down a little so when i sat Wall-E down he looks up at you.

Step 3: Finish

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You're all done! I know it's simple you can turn a lot of those extra parts into figures like this! Hope you enjoyed it!

Thanks,
Mike
dmhead2 years ago
Love it! I'm a big fan of Pixar and Wall-E is one of my favourite of their characters, so the combination of him with PCBs is a combination of two of my main interests.

Have you made any other movie robots? How about Johnny 5 from Short Circuit?
afifi4 years ago
nice idea to reused the electrical component from damage electrical instrument
100% agree :D and this is really a great idea.......
awww how cute!
I'm doing this no matter what. It's time to go to a yardsale, and buy some of those old computers, and salvage the parts needed to make WALL-E
Articas3 years ago
lol would've been ironic if it was soldered
gr33ko (author)  Articas3 years ago
Would've been a little hard to solder everything together... lots of parts met plastic to metal, plastic to plastic, etc..
Articas gr33ko3 years ago
It's still awesome
Dreistein4 years ago
 here is a desine i just made up of making him move(vibrate across a table)


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yeah!!1 switching power transformer wall -E
macobt5 years ago
nice,good idea
lemonie5 years ago
Is it me, or is there some similarity between these two characters? L
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gr33ko (author)  lemonie5 years ago
yes there is!
lemonie5 years ago
It's a good build! (swap the first and last images - 100_1318.JPG would look better on the front of this) - but I'm sort of uncomfortable with those power regulators not being used for something electrical I say that but I've got enough bits sitting around at home that I'm not using...

L
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