When you think of travel, what comes to mind is how to do it cheap and how to do it without the problems associated with lost luggage, airport security check-in, big-guy-in-front-reclining-his-seat, etc. So, why not have an adventure in travel from the comfort of your own home.
There seems to be a wordwide fad of kidnapping garden gnomes, more accurately, liberating gnomes from their proper place in the garden and taking them to far-away and exotic places. The gnomes would then send back pictures of their exploits and travels back to their owner. Apparently there is a movement that you can join(search the web for details) which seems to encourage such activities. It is such a phenomenon that one travel service uses the roaming gnome as its advertising mascot.
Discussion of the traveling Instructables Robot or reasonable facsimile is here.
So, let's create our own Instructables Robot roaming gnome, henceforth the Roaming RoboGnome.
Yes, this may look like a traveling companion as part of The Amazing Robot Race or the immunity idol from Instructables Survivor-San Francisco (Outtwit, Outpun, Outcomment, who would you cast and vote off?) but you try to buy a replica gnome from TV fame and realize they are way overpriced and not as cool. I don't think you can find this on Eb@y.
Pictures below are from a remote control model airplane jet meet. People do spend thousands USD for that tiny turbine engine and we have seen some crash and burn...cool. Real men do cry. The real Supersonic Transport SST (Concorde for the Air France version) in "landdock" while its home, the Intrepid aircraft carrier museum is in drydock for renovation. Fuhgeddaboudit, this is Brooklyn, New York.
Step 1: Basic Bot
You will also need 2 medium length bolts/nuts/washers, stiff wire with black insulation.
CAUTION: Use sharp instruments with care.
Look at Flower-Whirligig project to get more hints on working with cardboard as a building material.
On with the show:
As always, this is a creative project so there are no real plans to speak of. I did print out a picture of the Instructables Robot sized to fit a full page of the robot as my guide. The finished Robot is about 19 inches high without pointy hat, similar in stature to the commercially produced Roaming Gnome.