You say you want to build a giant robot? What is your purpose? World domination? Your girlfriend wont get that beer for you? Whatever it is, here is how to get started on building yourself a robot.

The purpose of this robot was for a stage prop for my friends and I 4th annual ROBOT PIRATE NINJA party. We got Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer to sponsor our event and with a budget of $300 they wanted a PBR robot for the stage.

Here is a video advertising the event.

Here is a video of the robot build, costume builds and the event.

Using your imagination, you can find everything you need to build a robot. From using old boxes and spare parts, you can customize your robot with things you already have or can acquire for free. Taking apart some car headlights, getting free cardboard at an appliance store, figuring out what you already have and what you can do with it is half the fun. Have a flashlight and a camera lens? make a projector. Mocked up a robot claw but found it didnt work out? use it as a stool.

Step 1: Gather your materials

I started with cardboard, lots of cardboard, I went to an appliance store and they directed me to their warehouse area where I was able to take as much as I wanted for free.
Looks like the original Nintendo robot. Anyone for Gyromite??? :)
So in step 2 is the bushy tail REALLY necessary?
Absolutely. Without a bushy tail the entire project falls apart
what is gorillia tape
Its basically the same as Duct tape, except it is made from the same company that sells gorilla super glue.
Isn't it advertised in the back pages of Popular Mechanics?
that's a cute looking dog
Second ;D
makin 1 right now<br />
Id love to see it!<br />
just finished<br /> ill upload pics soon
almost done
When I looked this article up, I was hoping for something a bit more... scary (with reason to be) maybe something twenty stories taller with flame-thrower mouth, crushing pincer claws, all motion assisted by hydraulic booster (like in a car's braking system), high-torque servos, and fifty interconnected browning machine guns on each arm. Not expecting a how-to-build, but some blueprints would be nice. I'm thinking about stuff to build that I'll probably never use to put in my evil supergenious laboratory.
I am the Awesome-O 4000!
emotional support... we let you use our house.
You rock man. I admire your craftsmanship. I hate foam core. With a passion. It is always perfect until you hit that last little 1/4 inch and then riiiiiip.
Foamcore is amazing! My advice is multiple passes. Also a Rabbet cutter is such a fun tool to use. I suggest you give it another chance
Neglect dog, got it! Wait ...uh, shoot! I'm gonna have to buy a dog!
Thanks for the comments. This is my first Instructable and I have big plans if I win an Epilog laser cutter so any comments on how to make this better would be greatly appreciated.
"Im acually wearing the shoes that the box came in." it sounds a little backwards
I assume the point of the party and beer was to lure all the pirates, get them drunk, and then kill them? If so this is the best instructable EVER!!!!!!!!!! If not you will be hunted down and exterminated in a way most painful. Death by 1,000,000 cuts anyone?
This, ladies and gentlemen, is the only time you will ever hear the phrase 'luckily I rear - ended a car'.<br/>=]<br/>Great 'ible.<br/>
Lol! -PKT

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