Picture of Valentine's RoboGrinch!!!
(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.
dan30081 year ago

My wife wants me to make her one of these... Should I be worried? lol

M.C. Langer (author)  dan30081 year ago
I don't think so. It's easy to make!
Mattrox1 year ago

M.C. Langer this is brilliant. Too funny!

M.C. Langer (author)  Mattrox1 year ago
Thanks Mattrox!
Mudbud4 years ago
was the position of the switch coincidentally put there? ;P
M.C. Langer (author)  Mudbud4 years ago
Maybe! LOL!!! :-)
Kirstareis4 years ago
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.
M.C. Langer (author)  Kirstareis4 years ago
Thanks Kirstareis! Well, I hate Valentine's, too. In Colombia we hace another holiday too, the "Día del Amor y la Amistad" (Love and Friendship Day) in September. So, I have two dark months.

You will love my next photo instructable, a "Día del Amor y la Amistad" homage, Quake 4 Style! So, stay tuned! :-)
acidbass4 years ago
awesome bro this rocks i also liked your philosophy on valentines day
M.C. Langer (author)  acidbass4 years ago
Thanks Acidbass!!! :-)
no prob keep up the good work!
M.C. Langer (author)  acidbass4 years ago
favytop4 years ago
This is so cute
M.C. Langer (author)  favytop4 years ago
Thanks Favy!! :-)
MannaB4 years ago
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!
M.C. Langer (author)  ladycroft1084 years ago
ROBOTZ RULES!!! Thanks beautiful!!!
Holcan5 years ago
Whats the name of the iron angle and iron pieces in spanish so I can ask for them? D:
M.C. Langer (author)  Holcan5 years ago
Where are you from? Well, in Colombia, we call it "serruchos".
Soy mexicano D: No te preocupes, ya investigue y se donde conseguirlos Gracias!
M.C. Langer (author)  Holcan5 years ago
Con gusto!
skiedra5 years ago
It is sooo awesome, mate ;)

Now, where do I get  a handfull of oven knobs? :D

I know I live not far  from a giant trash landfill, but my Mrs. would go nuts if I started collecting stuff there...
M.C. Langer (author)  skiedra5 years ago
Thank you very much Skiedra!!!!

Well, you will need a workshop for the junk (I'm with you, my room loos like a junkyard :-)
steimacher5 years ago
Sensacional! Congrats!!!
M.C. Langer (author)  steimacher5 years ago
Thanks Steimacher!!!
Absolutely Amazing!
M.C. Langer (author)  rabiddemonweasel5 years ago
Thank you!!!!!
You're Welcome.
Kryptonite5 years ago
Ha ha, very nice! I like the evil glowing eyes, I made a similar project with the same sort of hands here. Again, brilliantly made, hope to see more from you!
M.C. Langer (author)  Kryptonite5 years ago
Hi!! Please vote for me in the Valentine's Contest!!
Sure! Worth a vote in my books.
M.C. Langer (author)  Kryptonite5 years ago
Thank you!!!!
M.C. Langer (author)  Kryptonite5 years ago
Thank you very much, Kryptonite. And good project!! I invite all of you to my facebook page:


liliput5 years ago
Lindo el aparatejo... sería chevere que caminara, ala!!.. todas tus construcciones son bien creativas mi chino!!..
M.C. Langer (author)  liliput5 years ago
Gracias Lili!!!!!!
M.C. Langer (author)  lizmariposita5 years ago
Mi Liz hermosa!!! Muchísimas gracias!!!
Me parece espectacular tu obra
M.C. Langer (author)  gammadigital5 years ago
Muchas gracias!
Muy bonito. Eres el mejor. Y no es porque seas mi hijo...
Gracias mamita!!
pipepena5 years ago
Muy buen trabajo Mario!...para cuando venga a Medellín!...nos trae regalos reciclados!...je je je...
M.C. Langer (author)  pipepena5 years ago
Gracias Andrés!!!!! jejejejeje!
majo65 years ago
vote  :P
M.C. Langer (author)  majo65 years ago
ROCALEON5 years ago
Excelente proyecto Mario, lo felicito.... se que va a ganar....   Cordial Saludo... Robinson.
M.C. Langer (author)  ROCALEON5 years ago
Muchas gracias Robinson!!!
lucien2375 years ago
You, sir, are ****ing awesome... I can't think of any higher praise because the sheer epic-win-on-a-stick factor has completely blown my mind. You've managed to take an incredibly successful stab at one of the most sadistic "holidays" ever. Patent it and sell it. Make a fortune, then rub it in all your ex-gf's faces. Seriously it has epic win written all over it.
M.C. Langer (author)  lucien2375 years ago
Hi!! Please vote for me in the Valentine's Contest!!
M.C. Langer (author)  lucien2375 years ago
Wooooowww!! I mean... WWWWWOOOOOOOOOWWWW!!! Thank you very much, Lucien!!! I'm happy to see you like it and I'm not the only one who hates Valentine's Day!! Please, because our resentful and lonely minority needs representation in this sadistic holiday, VOTE FOR ME FOR VALENTINE'S DAY CONTEST!! LOL!

Again, thank you!!!
lilicita5 years ago
Hello!  Love your project and since I teach trash to treasures I thought it was perfect for my students. Would you  recomend it for boys 10 & 11 years old (with supervision ). It seems easy but, can you get shocks from batteries?

Love to hear your response.

M.C. Langer (author)  lilicita5 years ago
Hi!! Please vote for me in the Valentine's Contest!!
M.C. Langer (author)  lilicita5 years ago
Hi Lilicita!! Thank you very much!!!!

First: where are you from? I'm from Colombia. I speak spanish. Pleased to meet you. In Colombia, we call "Lilicita" or "Lili" to the women named "Liliana". ;-)

Second: It's an easy project, but they will need rotary tool, a scalpel and a soldering iron. That's the dangerous part. It will be good if an adult make the holes, the soldering and everything you see could be a threat. About the batteries, they are AA (1.5V) each one, and I think it's unlikely that yout boys get a shock. But, if they make a short circuit (connect the positive pole of the batteries with the negative without a LED or a motor in the way), it's probable they suffer a finger burn, because the electric energy becomes caloric. That's the way the irons and the electric ovens work. But I think this project, like all in life, can be easy, safe and funny if you take all the safety measures.

Third: I don't have problem if you teach my project to your students. It's an honor for me!!! But don't forget the terms of the license: tell who is the author (Mario Caicedo Langer), not for commercial purposes, only pedagogic, etc. If you need some help or orientation with the project, contact me. I'm all yours!!! Do you want more ideas? My Facebook page is:www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Mario-Caicedo-Langer-Basura-desencadenada-Trash-unleashed/207622642067

Have a nice day and... get fun!!


PD: Please, tell your boys that vote for me for the Valentine's Contest!!! ;-) LOL!

dad455 years ago
great designs you have inspired me to make one
M.C. Langer (author)  dad455 years ago
Hi!! Please vote for me in the Valentine's Contest!!
M.C. Langer (author)  dad455 years ago
Thank you very much, Dad45. I invite you to my Facebook page, where you can find more designs!

drkala5 years ago
Excellent!  Happy V day and good luck.
M.C. Langer (author)  drkala5 years ago
Hi!! Please vote for me in the Valentine's Contest!!
M.C. Langer (author)  drkala5 years ago
Thank you Dr. Kala!!! It was a lot of fun to write this instructable. And I'm lovin' this Anti-Valentine's day because all of you, people!!!
CrazyCroack5 years ago
nO ME ESPERABA MENOS DE TI :P ESTA HERMOSO bno siempre son hermosos menos el de la barbie :PP me daba miedo me recordaba toy story :P
pero bueno esta super lindo espero que ganes y pues suerte sigo sin saber en dodne votar pero lo descubrire :P ((todo lo que uno hace por el talento colombiano xDDDD))
att: Laura Holguin

M.C. Langer (author)  CrazyCroack5 years ago
Muchas gracias Laurita!!!! Para votar, debes buscar encima de mi instructivo, junto al banner de "VALENTINE'S DAY CONTEST", un letreo que dice "This is a winner? VOTE", y hacer click ahí.

Y me encanta que te haya gustado!!! Trataré de hacer más instructivos!! ;-)
charolina5 years ago
I love your toys Mario... as usual all what you do is adorable :o)
M.C. Langer (author)  charolina5 years ago
M.C. Langer (author)  charolina5 years ago
Thank you Charolina!!!!! Thank you very much!!
kokoriko5 years ago
Divino!! finalmente como tu (soy Dianita)
M.C. Langer (author)  kokoriko5 years ago
Mi Dianita Hermosa!!! Muchas gracias!!!!!!!
canrilo5 years ago
kiubo mario x aqui con su primo camilo! jajaj esta muy interesante y muy bakno felicitaciones!
M.C. Langer (author)  canrilo5 years ago
UUUUUY!!! Primo!!! qué milagro de verlo!!! Muchas gracias!!!!!!!
Motoraton5 years ago
I want to see an antivalentine's winning a valentine's contest. Go Go Power Langer!!
M.C. Langer (author)  Motoraton5 years ago
Thank you Motoraton!! And hey!!! What about my second lastname??? LOL!!!

(Go go Power Langer...)
Janethbee5 years ago
Im not a Valentine´s Grinch fan, i love the love and the toys, buts this is a good idea for pass my time and help the planet, Go Mario Go...congrats......regards.
M.C. Langer (author)  Janethbee5 years ago
Thank you Janeth Abeja!!!!! Thank you very much!!!
langer20405 years ago
HEY: IT'S DEDICATED TO ME! Thanks bro! I already voted for this... thing of yours. By the way: how long did it take for you that your ex-girlfriend is actually quite ugly? She went to a casting for 'Ugly Betty' and she was rejected because she was really ugly!!!
M.C. Langer (author)  langer20405 years ago
OUCH!! In my malls!!! Well, I can't say anymore because the "be nice" comment policy. But I want to leave you with this amazing song (changing "Mr." for "Mrs."):


WOW!! Gillette IS REALLY HOT!!! I will share my chocolates with her!! I FALL IN LOVE!!! LOL!
M.C. Langer (author)  M.C. Langer5 years ago
And you're welcome, Bro! Luck n' Lollipops!!!
cata30075 years ago
Esta genial!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:P ya vote!
M.C. Langer (author)  cata30075 years ago
Gracias Cata!!!! Jajajajajajajajaaja!!! VAMOS COLOMBIA!!!!!!!
akahana5 years ago
 Gratz Mario.. tu como siempre con excelentes ideas. :)
M.C. Langer (author)  akahana5 years ago
Muchas gracias Moni!!!!!!! Nos veremos las caras en el próximo Halloween!!!
salui5 years ago
Groundbreaking. I love not only the image of your robot, but also its functionality. Good luck with your project.
M.C. Langer (author)  salui5 years ago
Thank you Salui!!!!! Thank you very much!!!
Lobo79225 years ago
Excelent work as always :) 
M.C. Langer (author)  Lobo79225 years ago
Thank you very mucho, Lobo!!!!!
Pilar105 years ago
Muy Interesante Mario Mario
M.C. Langer (author)  Pilar105 years ago
Muchas gracias, señorita Rocío Tijeras!!!!!!
stitchdiva5 years ago
It is not possible that a man who can make a robot like this would be alone on Valentine's day.  I do not believe that a woman would leave you!!!
M.C. Langer (author)  stitchdiva5 years ago
Wow!! Thanks Stitchdiva!!!! You would be my Anti-Valentine's?? LOL!! Thank you, gorgeus!!!! ;-)