Picture of Strawbots: Harvey 1.0
Harvey 1.0 is the first ever STRAWBOT. He's named after the straws that build his spine and connect his joints. The slightly over-sized straws from Harvey's restaurants have helped to start a robot revolution. Once upon a time a quick slight of hand could swipe a few extra straws into a take-out bag. Now, boxes of straws by the thousands, fuel the production of what will soon become a robot army.

Okay.....timeout. I got a little carried away there.


Anyway, you can build your very own Harvey 1.0 STRAWBOT with this short list of materials and tools:

  1. Harvey's black straws
  2. Standard 1/4" flexible straws
  3. Craft foam (any colour you choose)
  4. Hair Elastics
  1. Hole punches (1/4", 1/8")
  2. Exacto-knife
  3. Scissors
Please note that the tutorial videos start after all of the pieces have been cut out. I'm relying on you to accurately cut and punch out the pieces using the provided templates. For a few added suggestions, you might want to check out my Instructables Robot Strawbot.

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Step 1: Templates

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Step 2: Parts List

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Step 3: Building the Feet and the Legs

Picture of Building the Feet and the Legs

Step 4: Building the Mid-section

Picture of Building the Mid-section

Step 5: Building the Chest

Picture of Building the Chest

Step 6: Building the Arms

Picture of Building the Arms

Step 7: Building the Hands

Picture of Building the Hands

Step 8: Building the Head

Picture of Building the Head

Step 9: Assembly

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Step 10: Final Product

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Harvey 1.0 was featured in on of my student's first animations using Stopmotion Pro. Thanks to Logen Snider!