Introduction: How to Make a Charging Station Robot From TRASH!!! BONUS: How to Make a Light Bulb Socket From Trash...
I will be showing you how to make a Charging Station Robot. This is a model that looks like a robot but is a charging station and a lamp. This will be a step by step "How To". Thanks
Warning: if made wrong could lethally shock you!
Materials: You will need a lightbulb, lightbulb holder/socket, outlet, an outlet cover, a switch, metal tubes(or a black PVC pipe), wire, electrical wire, clamps, heavy-duty wire, sandpaper, paint of your choice (Optional), and an unneeded metal box.
Tools: 2 Pliers (one of them should be a needle nose), a saw or something that can cut metal), safety goggles (recommended), and a Dremel (something that can cut things easily and can do it in a design).
Step 1: The Body
Use a sharpie to outline the outlet cover onto the box. Draw and outline for the light switch cover as well. Then cut them both out. After that, attach the outlet and the switch to the metal box. Then make a small hole where the head wires will be.
Step 2: The Head
Put the wires through the head hole and then hot glue the light bulb socket/holder to the top of the head. If you don't have a light bulb socket come back to this step and go on to the next.
Step 3: How to Make a Light Bulb Socket (The Bonus Part)
First, grab an empty tape roll and wire the inside with bare wire. Then grab some partially bare wire and wrap tinfoil around it. Put the tinfoil on the bottom of the tape roll. Make sure the inner wire and the tinfoil don't touch (will short out). Then attach wires to the tinfoil and another to the inner wire. Those will act as a positive and a negative. There is no grounding wire, sadly. Be careful...
Step 4: Legs and Arms
Make the legs and arms by attaching some pipe to the robot's body.
Step 5: Base
Find a sturdy flat object. Then cut the candy tube into a cup-holder. Then glue the robot to the charging station. After that, glue the cup-holder to the base as well.
Step 6: Paint Job ( Optional )
If you want your robot to look cool paint the outside of the body and legs. DO NOT DO THE HEAD/LIGHTBULB
Step 7: Wiring
Wire the positive end of the bulb socket to the switch. Then have the negative wire and positive wire of the bulb and wire it to the cord. Have a few wires going from the cord to the outlet.
Step 8: Finished!!!
Plug the cord in and Wall-a!!!, You've made a charging station lamp. Show off your new lamp to your friends and family. Give as a gift or just have next to you on your bedside table or desk. Have Fun!!
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