Introduction: ROB ZOMBIE!!!!

Picture of ROB ZOMBIE!!!!

(ANNOUNCEMENT: Answering the public concern about the Atari joysticks, I declare the controls were damaged, broken and without any possible reparation, so I gift them a second life. So relax everyone! No living Atari joystick was killed in the process.)

Ready for another plastic junk idea? IT'S ROB ZOMBIE'S TIME!!!!

We will transform an old diskettes box, an older Atari Joystick and other plastic stuff into an ugly creepy zombie-style decorative figure. Its horrified eyes glow with yellow light, and its heart changes of light color, as heartbeats... And it's easy to build!! And if you get enough stuff, you can build your Rob Zombie Army!!! MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Well, as the Great Tallahassee says: "Time to nut up, or shut up!", and lets enjoy this little thing!!!

Step 1: Rob Zombie-land Rules...

Picture of Rob Zombie-land Rules...

Do you remember Zombieland Rules? Well, it's time to remember M.C. Langer building rules:

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


2 Oven knobs
4 small iron angles
1 Atari 2600 joystick
1 Diskettes box
2 car lighter plugs
1 plastic piece for the neck (see the instructable picture)
1 small spring
2 roll-on deodorant balls
2 roll-on deodorant caps
1 parfum plastic ball (or anithing roundshape for the heart)
2 big yellow LEDs (for the eyes)
1 big changeable color LED (for the chest)
3 resistors 220 ohm (red red brown gold)
1 switch
1 AA Battery box
2 AA Batteries
1 small plastic case (for the back)
Wire (red and black)
screws and nuts
tin soldering

soldering iron
Dremel Rotary Tool

Step 2: The Electronics...

Picture of The Electronics...

It's like the Valentine's Robogrinch circuit, but with one more LED.

Step 3: The Head...

Picture of The Head...

Step 4: The Body...

Picture of The Body...

Step 5: Finished!!

Picture of Finished!!



aeek (author)2010-06-10

Hey AudiOslave sabias que hay un grupo musical norteamericano que toca "rockcito"-pop llamado audioslave.... interesante HA! por cierto M.C soy Caleño y bacano ver a gente por aquí, me parece chevere tus ROB ZOMBIES.

M.C. Langer (author)aeek2010-06-10

Jejejejejejejejeje!!! Gracias Aeek!!! Qué bueno encontrar más compatriotas por estos lados!!!! Te invito a que mires mis otros instructables. Espero que te gusten!

denniszel (author)2010-05-13

Congrats, really nice robot, I was thinking of doing something similar but instead of a joystick I am using 6 floppy disks to form a cube and a couple of plastic belts to make it look like a Wall E, great work , saludos

M.C. Langer (author)denniszel2010-05-13

Thanks Dennis! And WOW!! floppy disks are an awesome idea. I made a Wall-E-like toy, using an electric regulator case and deodorant caps:

zapzapata (author)M.C. Langer2010-06-09

me refiero ha un video

M.C. Langer (author)zapzapata2010-06-09
Aquí les dejo un video de mi "Güali"

Here is a video of my "Güali"

zapzapata (author)M.C. Langer2010-06-09

estan bien padres tus robots amigo te dejo un saludo y haber si puedes subir como hacer alguno para los que no tenemos tanta imaginacion espero que si los puedas subir...

M.C. Langer (author)zapzapata2010-06-09

Muchas gracias Zapzapata. Por lo general no filmo videos del proceso, pero estoy haciendo instructivos de casi cada nuevo que saco. Mantente sintonizado!

wewantska (author)M.C. Langer2010-05-17

could you make an ible' on this?

M.C. Langer (author)wewantska2010-05-17

Sorry, but I built it when a didn't know Instructables, so I didn't take any photo of the process. But maybe the next time. Thanks!

Mr.Sanchez (author)2010-05-13

Man proud to know that a folk is on Instructables...keep in touch and congrats...your work is awesome....BTW... ! Viva colombia carajo...

M.C. Langer (author)Mr.Sanchez2010-05-13

Thanks Warlock!!!! Thank you very much!! Gracias papá!!!! De dónde eres?

Mr.Sanchez (author)M.C. Langer2010-05-14

 Boyaquito a mucho honor mi en sogamoso Boyaca...y me fascina este web site ya hace mas de 4 años q pertenezco y ando trabajando en mas material ...mi respeto a sus trabajos estan del carajo....cualquier vaina :

M.C. Langer (author)Mr.Sanchez2010-05-14

Este sitio es lo máximo!!!! Yo soy bogotano a mucha honra!!! Boyacá, tierra de hermosas mujeres, deliciosos bocadillos y la mejor longaniza!! Yo amo Villa de Leyva y Corrales en diciembre!! Un abrazo enorme, compadre!!!

Mr.Sanchez (author)M.C. Langer2010-05-16

 De villa de leyva los mejores recuerdos... viví alrededor de dos años y fui artesano medio morral al hombro y pulgar arriba la periquera era mi segundo hogar...desde entonces procuro ir en Agosto a cometas y en diciembre a luces....cuando pase para corrales se deja ver...

M.C. Langer (author)Mr.Sanchez2010-05-16

Claro compadre!!!!!!!

M.C. Langer (author)Mr.Sanchez2010-05-13


mettaurlover (author)2010-05-15

I think I'm gonna take an old dryer and make a huge oen of these some time...

doughnutguy1 (author)2010-05-14


Audi0slave (author)2010-05-14

Hablas espanol!

Sabes  que rob zombie es un artista de musica? Canta y toca la guitarra, toca rock de metal.

M.C. Langer (author)Audi0slave2010-05-14

Así es. Incluso dirigió "La Casa de los 1000 Cuerpos" y otras películas de terror. Por eso el juego de palabras.

Audi0slave (author)M.C. Langer2010-05-14

si, te enteindo wey, bueno, al rato

ims geek (author)2010-05-14


I don't have these parts what should I do? could you sell the parts for me as a package?

M.C. Langer (author)ims geek2010-05-14

Thanks Ims!! Well, We have a problem: you're in Arabia and I am in Colombia, so the shipping will cost much more than the parts. You can find the parts in flea markets. What do you think?

apple-o (author)2010-05-14

These are so cute - but being an Atari junkie, I would not waste an Atari 2600 joystick like that! They are great game controllers! So maybe find a different body , or better yet, keep the joystick connected (maybe store the cord in the robot's body or butt?) so you can still play games with it...

M.C. Langer (author)apple-o2010-05-14

Thanks Apple-O. The Atari Joysticks were damaged, broken and without any possible reparation, so I gift them a second life. So relax everyone! No living joysticks was killing in the process.

apple-o (author)M.C. Langer2010-05-14

I love it!

M.C. Langer (author)apple-o2010-05-14

Thank you!!!!!!

new-york-law (author)2010-05-14

It looks like now characters from video games will rule the earth ! LOL

M.C. Langer (author)new-york-law2010-05-14


technoguy94 (author)2010-05-13

Hmm...could you make the red Atari button the on/off switch?

M.C. Langer (author)technoguy942010-05-13

Yes, but I preffer placing the switch between its legs. Rob Zombie is a boy. LOL!

Sunbanks (author)2010-05-13

They're actually quite adorable (:  

M.C. Langer (author)Sunbanks2010-05-13

Thanks Sunbanks!!!

noapparentfunction (author)2010-05-13

people have debated for a long time about the differences between a zombie robot and a Robot Zombie.

in my opinion, a "zombie robot" is a robot or machine that was built at some point, then was partially destroyed or de-activated, and subsequently returned "back to life" in a way a zombie human would, maybe with few of its original functions intact.

a "robot zombie" would be a robot built specifically to look and behave like a zombie, like an animatronic figure.

these are very important issues for a very important time we live in!

to be clear, our author is using the correct nomenclature, and i applaud that.

Thank you very much, Noapparentfunction. In this hard time, we can't trust in any robot trying to convince us that is a zombie!

porcupinemamma (author)2010-05-13

Most Excellent!!! Any chance you could show us more of your work?  It's so creative, and whimsical

Thank you Porcupinemamma! Thank you very much!! Well, I will try to upload more instructables and more slideshows. If you want to know more of my work, please visitmy flickr and facebook pages:!/pages/Mario-Caicedo-Langer-Basura-desencadenada-Trash-unleashed/207622642067

BOMBOMBOMB (author)2010-05-13

これ は 一番 インスータラカタバー!!!!

M.C. Langer (author)BOMBOMBOMB2010-05-13


XofHope (author)2010-05-13

I've been following your work on Flickr but had no idea you were here too! I love these little guys and now there's even an instructable about them, that's so great! Thank you!

M.C. Langer (author)XofHope2010-05-13

Thanks to you, XofHope!!!! I will try to make more instructables for my works!!

deni2me (author)2010-05-13

Not really your purpose, but oh, how cute these would be for my grandson's bedroom to use a night lights!  Not too bright, yet a little light to calm "monsters-in-the-closet-and-under-the-bed" fears.  If only I were so creative!

M.C. Langer (author)deni2me2010-05-13

Thanks Deni! Well, It was really my purpose. I think the zombies of the game "Zombieville" for Iphone were cute, so I want a cute zombie. The girls love it!!!

 This is impressive, Good show

Thanks Steliart!! did you see my other instructables?

Thank you friend!!!!!

atombomb1945 (author)2010-05-05

I love it, these are awesome.  Cried a little when I saw the old Atari Joysticks being used, but eh, they came back to life anyways.  Like the simple wire up for the lights.

M.C. Langer (author)atombomb19452010-05-05

Thanks Atom!! Well, the joystick was dead and damaged. I only gave it another use. How I'm not the electronic guy, but the eco-designer guy, all my wires are simple. Thanks!!!!!!

M.C. Langer (author)2010-05-05

Gracias Carito!

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