Introduction: The Down Right Cheap Robot Stand!

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Lets face it, servos aren't all that strong...at least when you buy them on a budget. The last thing you want to happen is to strip the gears. A robot stand is the perfect solution...or buy metal gear servos, buuuuut this is way cheaper. It's insulated and lifts your robot off the ground.

Step 1: What You'll Need!

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One of the best things about this is how cheap and simple this stand is. All you'll need is a solo cup, a ballast, and hot glue. I went with a block of 2x4.

Step 2: Let's Play With Glue!

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Heat up your hot glue gun and get ready! Glue the cup to your ballast.

Step 3: Just Add Robot!

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Now its all ready for your robot!

Comments

Granzeier (author)2014-04-22

Brilliant! Simple, yet very effective.

Thank you for this idea.

BCtech (author)Granzeier2014-04-22

Thanks! I have some variations of this but I figured this one was the best to make an instructables for.

Granzeier (author)BCtech2014-04-22

Yes, this is a good one.

My robotics kit/book course is nearly done (it was done, but I need to update it due to a part which has become obsolete.) I will probably mention this idea, and refer the students to your Instructable, for the stand.

BCtech (author)Granzeier2014-04-22

I'm glad I could be of some help.

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