Introduction: VCR Robot Wars

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VCR Robot Wars.

This little desktop gadget is a really fun and cool thing to do to entertain yourself when you are bored.

The VCR Robot Wars is, as you may have guessed, made out of an old VCR.The actual robots themselves are made using some various part from the internals of the VCR. The 2 robots are attached onto the pulleys on the inside, which when you turn a cog at the back, the robots turn opposite ways and fight each other!

(Check out the 3rd and 4th pictures for a view of the mechanism of how the pulley turns the robots)


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Dead Computer Contest

Also, Please don't forget to rate, comment and subscribe!

Step 1: Materials

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These are the materials you are going to need.

Small/big flathead screwdriver
Zipties (Small, medium and large)
Compass + Pencil
You may use a dremel if you wish.

An old VCR

Got that stuff? Good, then let's get cracking! :-)

Step 2: Disassembling

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This step will show you how to take your VCR, and disassemble it.

Follow the notes on the pictures.

Step 3: Attaching Parts to the Mechanism

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This is how to attach some parts of the VCR to the main mechanism.

Follow the notes on the pictures.

Step 4: Making Holes

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This is how to make the holes for where the pulleys come out the top of the casing.

Remember this is the top lid/casing.

Follow the notes on the pictures.

Step 5: Attaching It to the Casing.

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Zipties are needed here.

Follow the notes on the pictures.

Step 6: Attaching the Robots.

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Now we wil attach the robots and turn your VCR to life :-)

FOllow the notes on the pictures

Step 7: How to Activate

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This is how it works and how to move the robots.

Step 8: Finished!

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Congratulations! You are finsihed!

Hope you enjoy your VCR Robot wars!

Thankis for building! Please rate, comment, subscribe and vote!

Thanks, Hiyadudez. :-)


shadow98 (author)2011-04-02


Motoraton (author)2010-03-09


TigerNod (author)2010-03-04

Ah, finnally something useful to do with an "outdated" VCR. 5 stars, definatly. Oh, and I'll remind you when voting.

webby427 (author)2010-02-25


Hiyadudez (author)webby4272010-02-25

Thanks! Glad you like it.

webby427 (author)Hiyadudez2010-02-27

when is voting

knexsuperbuilderfreak (author)2010-02-25

wow great idea maybe a video in action?

Thanks! Did you rate?

yeh i rated =P

noahw (author)2010-02-25

Looking good dudez, looking good.  But video, I gotta see some video of the robots fighting.  Do they go faster in FF mode than they do in PLAY?

Hiyadudez (author)noahw2010-02-25

Unfortunately, my video camera what I use to record all of my videos is broken :S

I'll try get one up as soon as possible.

But I'm glad you like it :-)

Shadowman39 (author)2010-02-25

Awesome! Do you have a video? 5*

Stephen D. Alverez (author)2010-02-25

 I think it's "disclaimer," not advice, pretty good though!

Did you rate?

Thanks! Glad you like it.

~KGB~ (author)2010-02-25

nice idea! 5*

Hiyadudez (author)~KGB~2010-02-25

Thanks! I've entered it into the Dead Computer Contest!

~KGB~ (author)Hiyadudez2010-02-25

no problem! cool!

Vynash (author)2010-02-25

EPIC!!! I will vote for this!

Just make sure you remind me too ok? good.

Hiyadudez (author)Vynash2010-02-25

Thanks! Im glad you like it.

Vynash (author)Hiyadudez2010-02-25

Your welcome!

About This Instructable




Bio: My name is Hiyadudez. I make stuff. "The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure."
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