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Make an obedient robotic servant for your home or business use. It is made of scrap lumber and a few screws in under one week. The one used here is a female. The male  is available  also.
 

 
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Step 1: INTRODUCTION NOTES

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These wooden robots were  mde about 15 years ago for a friend who wanted to capture attention at a craft fair.Worked fine.Now it is time to let the world know how they were made . The lumber is only 2x4 s and 2x6  white pine from a lumber yard. the arms and legs are 1x1  pine.The face and paint finish is left up to the maker.The hands are big enough to attach a large clip to  so the robot can hold items as serving plates ,etc. in its hands. The robot can sit, stand or be contorted  for laughs.

Step 2: MATERIALS

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All materials are easily obtained lumber and screws.Size  shown here required the following:

Wood screws [5 ea.].25 headx 1-1/2 in. long
Machine screws-[12]  6-32 x  1 in. round head .25 dia.
T-nuts -[12] 6-32 screw 
Steel washers-[12] 6-32  x 1/2 in. dia.
Face- any parts handy as old ICs, leds. washers, rings ,etc. 
Wood- pine. 2x4, 2x6. 1x1 cross-section  and at least 2 feet long for the 1x1 size.
OPTIONAL-For those who need a red  flashing nose:
LED red , for nose..can be triggered with a simple LM3909 IC and 47uf capacitor  at 2 Hz per second. using a 1.5 volt AA battery availableat electronic supply stores as Radio Shack.Also see R.Shack for booklets to wire the circuit as" Engineer's mini note book" optoelectonics by F.M.Mims III.


Step 3: TOOLS

Band saw  .  rip saw or small coping saw.
Screw driver
Drill bits .093  ,.125,  .15  .25 Dia.
Sanding and finishing paints, etc.
Soldering Iron if using LED circuitry.
Wire for Hair and connecting LED to nose,AWG 26.

Step 4: CONSTRUCTION

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FOR ARMS-
  Use the Drawings  to pen in the sizes. Then cut out. Drill holes.
LEGS-
Use the Drawings for legs and cut out.
BODY
Use Drawing for body. Drill the shoulder holes and leg holes and Head hole.
HEAD-See Drawing . Face can be added to the main face to elongade it.Glue it on. Drill a long hole  from the top down as shown followed by a smaller,125drill at hole bottom.

Step 5: COMPLETION

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COMPLETING THE ROBOT.
   AFTER THE PARTS ARE CUT OUT AND SANDED AND PAINTED-
Attache the T-nuts as shown.
Attach Shoulder Rotators with wood screws tightly.
Attach  the two leg rotators with the wood screws.
Then attach all other parts of legs and arms.
Do the Head last .
See figure if you use a LED flasher . Attach to back and run wires to back hole  to nose. Solder on a red Standard size LED. observing polarity. An AA battery is placed in the clip . It will not need a switch as the led is always on. It should run for 2 years. Glue the LED into the Nose hole.with RTV silicone rubber.
      When completed you can tighten or loosen the machine bscrews to move the arms , and feet.



kinomix5 years ago
Its nice!!!!
gmoon5 years ago
These are very cool...
mistic (author)  gmoon5 years ago
thanks- the big Rob is my avatar....I started out to mechanize it. I grew tired.sounds like me ! All i did was to install flash-led eyes nose and belts.
rimar20005 years ago
Very prolix and well made!
mistic (author)  rimar20005 years ago
some day I am going to publish big Robbie so you can make a family of them.....
mistic (author)  rimar20005 years ago
these robots were made to attract attention at art and craft fairs here in chicago-- they definiely succeeded- people wanted to buy them instead of our wood carvings.. ha...but  we held back.. The baby robot of this family was given away as a gift.
Good idea!

I am retired, and from Argentina, and therefore my monthly payment is low. I will have in mind to make such products for sale. A few $$ are always welcome....
rko167%5 years ago
your  robots  are  awesome
mistic (author)  rko167%5 years ago
thanks- Had lots of fun making and decorating these monsterites.