Introduction: Print & Cut 3D Robot

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Create this 3D robot and other printed designs in just minutes with the Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait®. No need for scissors or a craft knife!

Supplies you'll need:

Step 1: Open Robot File

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In Silhouette studio, create a new file (make sure that your workspace matches the size of paper you will be printing on), place the print & cut robot image in the workspace, and size it as desired. (A print & cut image consists of a design to be printed and corresponding cut lines. The cut lines are not printed.)

Step 2: Turn on Registration Marks

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Click on the registration marks icon located along the upper right-hand tool bar and select ‘Show Reg Marks’. You will note that there are now crosshatched areas on three corners of your workspace. Ensure that your design does not overlap the crosshatched area.

Step 3: Print Design

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Once you have your image placed on the screen to your liking, print your job to your regular printer by clicking on the Print icon.

Step 4: Cut

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Place your printed material onto the cutting mat and load it into the Silhouette.

Select the appropriate material from media list of the Silhouette Cut Settings menu > adjust your blade accordingly > click Send to Silhouette.

Step 5: Assemble

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Once the design is cut out, remove each piece from the mat. Fold along perforated lines and use glue to assemble robot pieces.


Makermom2 made it! (author)2015-10-18

Loved making my little Instructable robot! He's so cute!

CarolW109 (author)Makermom22017-11-18

I own the file. Now I just need explicit instructions, with pictures, how to assemble it all together. Thanks so much; would really apprieciate help!

CarolW109 (author)CarolW1092017-11-18

And I own the Silhouette 3 cutter, with the Designer Plus Edition 4.1.201 ssae release. :)

OwlBuklya made it! (author)2015-12-03

I made Instructable robot a present to a friend:)

CarolW109 (author)OwlBuklya2017-11-18

So what are the steps to construct the cut pieces together? Pictures would be great!

MichelleW237 (author)2017-03-25

Can someone please tell me how to find the instructions to put it together after cutting it out? Thank you!

BorisS39 (author)2017-02-27

gracias esta genial

emansky (author)2017-01-18

Download link does not work , i am so sad

tomatoskins (author)2015-06-09

This is cool! Do you have the robot file that you could share with everyone? I've always loved the design of the Instructables Robot.

I think you have to buy it from their website. it's all proprietary. if you don't have one of their craft printers, you can't print it.

You can make this without the Silhouette cutter. But you will have to download their free software so you can view and print to your own printer. I think you can get the design for free too. (search for "instructables robot" or ID "82877")

Once you print to your computer (it will require arranging the parts on two sheets of paper) Then you can cut it out by hand with scissors or an Xacto knife.

dushyantahuja (author)2015-06-10

This instructable is not much use without the robot file. Can you please link the same so that people can print and cut.

Hi! You can find the file in here the Silhouette design store.

Thanks a lot - that's amazing

diyfreak2001 (author)2015-06-12

Can you pls send the link to download the robot file.

You bet! You can find the robot file here in the Silhouette design store.

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