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Officially, I'm the first Colombian testing Sugru. It's a privilege and a good excuse for making something I always wanted: an evil mutant thing with robotic legs. Arachnid robotic legs. I love Krang from the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and the Arachnotrons from "Doom II", and I dream with green viscous aliens riding robotic spiders, shooting plasma balls and trying to rule the world.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpXaRt9wXO0



 


So, lets build one!!! We will hack a damaged toy car, assemble some junk pieces and add green silicone rubber, courtesy of Instructables and Sugru!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUGsdkp2N-o





Step 1: Testing SUGRU.

What is the first step when you have a new toy? Well, to test it.

I had to know if SUGRU was that good, if it was a good choice for the project, how much SUGRU I could find in a sachet and how many sachets I could use. And find out if I am allergic to SUGRU (luckily, I'm not).

In the contest I found a great instructable that gave me some lights:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Sugru-Basics-and-Tips/

But, nothing like the empirical experience. So, in a non-related experiment, I repaired the broken band of my favorite watch. I used one black sachet. The superglue was only for keep togheter the pieces while Sugru cures (Before this experiment, I tried to repair the watchband with superglue only, and it was a bad idea).

The result? SUGRU IS AWESOME! And I think it's enviromental friendly because, if you make a good work, you don't have to thrown away your damaged plastic stuff. Just fix it and it will last for some more years. I made this experiment two weeks ago, and the watchband don't show rupture signs.

I has one suggestion: it will be good more Sugru colours. Yellow, pink and red would be great.

Well, let's go to the main project.






Plz put this on etsy or eBay because I tried and everything ended up in the trash
OL&Aacute; MEU AMIGO COLOMBIANO, ESPERO QUE ENTENDA PORTUGU&Ecirc;S...<br>VI TODOS OS SEUS INSTRUCTABLES E ACHEI O M&Aacute;XIMO, MEUS FILHOS TAMB&Eacute;M ADORARAM! SUA CRIATIVIDADE &Eacute; MAGN&Iacute;FICA! GUARDO AQUI NA MINHA CASA UM MONTE DE SUCATA ELETR&Ocirc;NICA MAS NUNCA SOUBE COMO UTILIZ&Agrave;-LA, AGORA VOU USAR TUDO, COPIANDO UM POUCO SEUS MODELOS. POR FAVOR, ME TIRE UMA D&Uacute;VIDA: QUE MATERIAL UTILIZA PARA FAZER AS PERNAS SERRILHADAS DOS SEUS ROB&Ocirc;S??
Hi Renato! Thank you very much!! Well, for the robot legs I use iron pieces used for hang frames. Y si entiendes espa&ntilde;ol , uso las piezas met&aacute;licas que se atornillan detr&aacute;s de los cuadros para colgarlos en la pared. Saludos, amigo brasilero!!! :-)
<br> <br><hr> <br> <br><h1> <br><u> <br>hello your robots are really cool <br></u> <br></h1> <br> <br> <br> <br>hello, this was just a test to see if html tage work on instructables
Thanks!
You probably should have made him walk on like dirt or natural ground, maybe even sod, for the video, cause I noticed him sliding as his legs attempted to make it across the smooth surface. Maybe make another video with him doing that, it seems built for that kind of traction. Still a 5/5, though! I would try and build it if I had the proper materials. =)
whats the rings for <br>
wow,is this true?
Yeah!!!! ;-)
Sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks!!!
Your welcome!
Simplemente Impresionante !!! <br> <br>Saludos de otro Colombiano !!!
Muchas gracias Zatan! De qu&eacute; ciudad eres?
De la CIudad Bonita: Bukara !!! <br> <br>Por cierto yo tambien tengo varias cosas como motores de carritos, cables, engranajes y demas cosas q no he querido botar a ver si algun dia me animo y hago algo, el problema es q mi mujer me pide q bote esa &quot;basura&quot; jeje. <br> <br>Salu2
YOU CRAZY COLUMBIANS!!! Na just kidding this is meanest!
LOL!<br><br>And we are &quot;colombians&quot;! :-)
wow... that thing looks pretty cool wonder who left it there<br>
Someone who thinks that MacGyver is just impossible fiction... LOL!
I don't think I'll be able to find a motor gearbox quite like the one you have, so would using a RC Car gearbox work the same? Also I don't suppose a project box could be used instead of a AC Adapter Box?<br><br>Btw, this is a awesome idea in its own simplicity. :D
Thanks Halestrom! Well, this is a concept, so you can be flexible. If you find another kind of gearbox, awesome! But you will need a force gearbox, not a speed gearbox. If you try adapting an electric screwdriver, it will be slower but stronger!<br><br>
where do you get the plastic cone from <br>
I found it dumped on the street.
Ya tienes mi voto, compa&ntilde;ero! :)<br><br>Hace tiempo constru&iacute; un bicho parecido utilizando tambi&eacute;n un juguete roto. Le puse unas patas hechas de alambre y ten&iacute;a el mismo problema de tracci&oacute;n al funcionar que el tuyo. Con unas bolitas de goma como pies consegu&iacute;a m&aacute;s agarre al suelo y no patinaba pero casi no pod&iacute;a moverse. Sin las gomas caminaba r&aacute;pido pero patinando. <br>El problema creo que est&aacute; en la poca fuerza del motor y en el hecho de que camine arrastrando todo su peso sobre las patas en lugar de elevarlas consecutivamente.<br>La soluci&oacute;n: cambi&eacute; las patas traseras por ruedas. <br><br>&iexcl;Espero que ganes!
Santo!!! Amigo!!! tiempo sin saber de t&iacute;!!! Gracias por tu voto.<br> <br> Oye, &iquest;sabes c&oacute;mo ser&iacute;a ch&eacute;vere aplicar tu idea de &quot;patas adelante, ruedas atr&aacute;s&quot;? &iquest;Recuerdas la pel&iacute;cula de Doom, en la que el demonio &quot;Pinky&quot; se cre&oacute; a partir de un tipo en silla de ruedas que se convirti&oacute; en mutante??<br> <br> <a href="http://www.niubie.com/2008/01/el-baul-de-los-recuerdos-doom-ii-parte/">http://www.niubie.com/2008/01/el-baul-de-los-recuerdos-doom-ii-parte/</a><br> <br> la parte de atr&aacute;s de hace con ruedas, y la de adelante con el cuerpo cubierto de latex... ser&iacute;a genial!!!<br>
Hey Mario,<br>Si que me acuerdo del demonio 'Pinky' de la pel&iacute;cula de Doom &iexcl;que buena idea! :D<br>Muchas gracias compa&ntilde;ero!!<br>y suerte!!!
Muchas gracias amigo!!!!!!! :-)
Hola Mario ! <br>Ingenioso, bonito y bien explicado para su construcci&oacute;n. <br>ppsailor
Muchas gracias ppsailor!!! De d&oacute;nde eres?
Oh cielos, no se quien sera el autor, pero esta genial Jajajajaja, un voto mas mario.
Jajajajajajajaja!! Don Juan, siempre es un gusto verlo por estos lados!!! :-)
Marito presidente!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Estoy buscando Primera Dama. Te le apuntas?? ;-)
your green little guy on their looks like he gets sick from riding that!
YEAH!!!! :-)
you should have used some sugru on the front feet and it would have walked allot better
Hi Sillyzombie666!! Thanks for the idea. Look the last step:<br> <br> <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/The-attack-of-the-ALIEN-MUTANT-ROBOT-SUGRU/step8/The-thing-with-the-Sugru-grip-in-the-legs/">http://www.instructables.com/id/The-attack-of-the-ALIEN-MUTANT-ROBOT-SUGRU/step8/The-thing-with-the-Sugru-grip-in-the-legs/</a><br> <br> If you like my instructable, please vote for me. Thanks!<br>
o wow that was very unexpected i thought for sure the front leg idea would work
Well... more or less. But we have our Mythbusters moment! :-)<br><br>I think it's &quot;pausible&quot;.
i think its mostly the motor strength
Well, it's a walking toy made of a &quot;Made In China&quot; damaged car gearbox. It's a good thing it moves! ;-)
whoops. My bad mate. Still a grat idea to build
Thanks mate!! :-)
here have my vote mate :)
Thanks!!! :-)
U 1 Votes...done....!
Thanks!!! :-)
you and your robots..<br>always so funny ;)
Thank you very much Mary Candy!! ;-)<br><br>Please, vote for me!!!!
;) sure

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