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(This instructable is dedicated to my fellow brother Rodrigo, who starts a new life today; and to all the people who thinks Valentine's Day - and its Colombian equivalent: Love and Friendship Day in september- is the worst nightmare in the year)

Valentine's Day: flowers, chocolates, cards, love is everywhere. All the couples kissing and hugging and saying tiny lovely silly things. Edward and Bella Forever And Ever!

Well, I think I'm a very romantic guy. But, unluckely, almost all the Valentine's Days and Love and Friendship Days catch me alone, brokenhearted and without money. My ugly ex-girlfriend is now with a "Brazilian Male Top Model", my roommate married with the love of her life (Hooray!), my friends are in love (or without love but not looking), and it seems like every pretty woman is married or has a boyfriend...

But, before I could make my annual ritual of listen "It must have been love" of Roxette and, armed with a big reserve of ice cream, see "Love actually" and curse the fate, the opportunity knocks and I have a first date. A blind date. In Valentine´s Day. And she wants a gift (A GIFT? WTF?) And a special one. I'm so excited. What is the emoticon for "sarcasm"?

I don't have money, but I have trash in my workshop. So, I can make something that lasts more than flowers and chocolates and maybe, could be in my date's desk. And who knows? Maybe she will give it to her new boyfriend (maybe another Brazilian) when she becomes my ex.

Step 1: I got a trash on you!!!

First, remember sensei Adam and master Jamie, and be ready for the loose engineering. What is that? Be flexible. Use the things you have near, in unconventinal ways. I love ecodesign, and I store a big amount of plastic trash. I suggest these materials because I have the stuff in my workshop. But if you don't have a damaged motion sensor and a cup, use broken toys, damaged houseware, computer pieces, etc. In the end of this instructable, I will suggest alternative ideas.

MATERIALS:

Note: I'm a Spanish speaker. So, I'll try the best to name the stuff in an understandable way for all.

2 Oven knobs
4 iron pieces for picture frame
2 small iron angles
1 plastic cup
1 damaged motion sensor (you know, the one for automatically turno on the lights)
2 alligator clips
2 big blinking LEDs
2 resistors 220 ohm (red red brown gold) (optional)
1 switch
1 AA Battery box
2 AA Batteries
2 Joystick vents (or any vent, like the used in the darts of toy guns)
Cable
50 cm of copper wire
thin rubber hose for covering the copper wire
screws and nuts
tin soldering

TOOLS
soldering iron
tweezers
screwdivers
scalpel
pliers
And our always trustable Dremel Rotary Tool (Hmmmm... I will collect money for the publicity)


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<p>My wife wants me to make her one of these... Should I be worried? lol</p>
I don't think so. It's easy to make!
<p>M.C. Langer this is brilliant. Too funny!</p>
Thanks Mattrox!
was the position of the switch coincidentally put there? ;P
Maybe! LOL!!! :-)
I love your valentine RObo!!!! I too hate the holiday I have only once had someone to share it with. This holiday usually just reminds me of how sad my life is. I have great ideas for having it hold other things, like maybe a picture or something. I dont know we'll see.
Thanks Kirstareis! Well, I hate Valentine's, too. In Colombia we hace another holiday too, the &quot;D&iacute;a del Amor y la Amistad&quot; (Love and Friendship Day) in September. So, I have two dark months.<br><br>You will love my next photo instructable, a &quot;D&iacute;a del Amor y la Amistad&quot; homage, Quake 4 Style! So, stay tuned! :-)
awesome bro this rocks i also liked your philosophy on valentines day
Thanks Acidbass!!! :-)
no prob keep up the good work!
:-)
This is so cute
Thanks Favy!! :-)
Muchas gracias, ty it's a good idea for a someone that loves robots :)
I would love if someone gave me this for V day! Flowers die, robots live forever!
ROBOTZ RULES!!! Thanks beautiful!!!
Whats the name of the iron angle and iron pieces in spanish so I can ask for them? D:
Where are you from? Well, in Colombia, we call it &quot;serruchos&quot;.
Soy mexicano D: No te preocupes, ya investigue y se donde conseguirlos Gracias!
Con gusto!
It is sooo awesome, mate ;)<br /> <br /> Now, where do I get&nbsp; a handfull of oven knobs?&nbsp;:D<br /> <br /> I know I live not far&nbsp; from a giant trash landfill, but my Mrs. would go nuts if I started collecting stuff there...<br />
Thank you very much Skiedra!!!!<br /> <br /> Well, you will need a workshop for the junk (I'm with you, my room loos like a junkyard :-)<br />
Sensacional! Congrats!!!<br />
Thanks Steimacher!!!<br />
Absolutely Amazing!<br />
Thank you!!!!!<br />
You're Welcome.<br />
Ha ha, very nice! I like the evil glowing eyes, I&nbsp;made a similar project with the same sort of hands <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Mr-Clock-Face/" rel="nofollow">here</a>. Again, brilliantly made, hope to see more from you!<br />
Hi!! Please vote for me in the Valentine's Contest!!
Sure! Worth a vote in my books.<br />
Thank you!!!!<br />
:-)<br />
Thank you very much, Kryptonite. And good project!! I invite all of you to my facebook page:<br /> <br /> http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Mario-Caicedo-Langer-Basura-desencadenada-Trash-unleashed/207622642067?ref=ts<br /> <br /> <br />
Lindo el aparatejo... ser&iacute;a chevere que caminara, ala!!.. todas tus construcciones son bien creativas mi chino!!..
Gracias Lili!!!!!!<br />
HERMOSA TU CREACION , COMO TODO LO QUE TU HACES...UN ABRAZO...MUAAAAA<br />
Mi Liz hermosa!!! Much&iacute;simas gracias!!!<br />
Me parece espectacular tu obra<br />
Muchas gracias!<br />
Muy bonito. Eres el mejor. Y no es porque seas mi hijo...<br />
Gracias mamita!!<br />
Muy buen trabajo Mario!...para cuando venga a Medell&iacute;n!...nos trae regalos reciclados!...je je je...
Gracias Andr&eacute;s!!!!! jejejejeje!<br />
vote&nbsp; :P

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Bio: I'm Mario Caicedo Langer, from Colombia, former Navy officer and BSc in Naval Sciences. Right now I'm Technology Program Manager and Lego Robotics ... More »
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