The STRAWBOTS are a family of robots designed for stop-motion animation. They are lightweight, easily posable, and economical to build. All you need to get started is some craft foam, some straws, and a hole punch.

The instructables robot was the second robot to join the family of STRAWBOTS. The other members will be unveiled shortly. Stay tuned!

* Don't forget to watch the animation at the end of this instructable.

Step 1: Materials and Tools

  1. Craft Foam - Yellow, White, Black, Red, Grey
  2. Black Straws ( I get mine from Harvey's - they are a slightly larger diameter than a standard 1/4" straw)
  3. Black Hair Elastics (available at most dollar stores)
  4. Tape or Marker (for adding details like the face)
  5. Wheels - K'nex or any other wheels you can find
  6. Double-sided tape
  7. Zip tie
  1. Hole punches (1/8", 1/4")
  2. Utility knife
  3. Scissors
  4. Pencil or Pen
  5. Template (paper or plastic)
Very nice! (Also nice use of K'nex wheels) :)
This is amazing. :0 It looks exactly like the real Instrutables robot.
I love it!! It is clear to me I need my own instructables robot, I will have to give this a try. As always fantastic 'able!
I look forward to seeing what you make :) thanks for the kind words
That is supremely amazing!
Thanks! Appreciate your comment ;)

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