Strawbots: Harvey 2.0





Introduction: Strawbots: Harvey 2.0

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Harvey 2.0 is the third member to join the STRAWBOTS family. He takes a little more time to build, but the effort is worth it. Dont forget to check out the behind the scenes action of Harvey 2.0 being animated, as well as his debut animation.

Please download and print the templates to get started.

You can build your very own Harvey 2.0 STRAWBOT with this short list of materials and tools:

  1. Harvey's black straws
  2. Standard 1/4" flexible straws
  3. Sip straws 1/8" (for claws) 
  4. Craft foam (any colour you choose)
  5. 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.

Step 1:


Step 2: Build

Step 3: Building the Feet

Step 4: Building the Legs

Step 5: Building the Mid-section


Step 6: Building the Chest

Step 7: Building the Arms

Step 8: Building the Hands

Step 9: Building the Head

Step 10: Final Assembly


Step 11: Animate

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I am so gonna make this! great instructable!

How tall did it end up being?

Is there any easier way to cut the foam.

Do you mean for mass production? I was considering getting steel rule dies made, so I could cut patterns with a press. Unfortunately I don't have the time at the moment to start up

A good pair of scissors with the full set of circular punches is the best way. Trust me, I made a lot of these things.

Consider 3D printing. Glad to see someone else making strawbots. I built some strawbots using straws as exoskeletons. It takes a lot of work to be consistent so that parts are modular. I'm looking at 3D printing for consistency and ease of reproduction. I used "muscle wires" for animation. While powerful for strength to weight ratio, they do require a bit of power but they give a real cool biomimetic effect.

this is so cool!!!!!!!!

Mr. Noack, this is a BRILLIANT Instructable and I just LOVE the factory-like look of them Strawbots!

Thank you Sir! Congrats on your first instructable. Not a bad start out of the blocks. Keep up the great work.