How to Make a Cheap, Mini Robot Out of Cardboard

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About: K'nex guns, TF2, and Valve games are what I like to build/play.

Well, this is my latest project, once again made purely of boredom. But, on a different note, I'm going to try to make something even bigger, badder, and better for the Gorilla Glue Contest. Moving on!

Step 1: Supplies

Tape,
scissors,
two bright Red LED lights,
Cardboard, of course. Or something different, such as poster-board.
aluminum foil,
and, an empty duct tape roll.

Step 2: The Head and Body.

Make a cardboard box that's 1 inch by 1 inch by 1 inch, but DON'T close one side. Then, poke 2 holes for the LED's to fit through. The open side should be the back of the head. You can cut this off, but I think it looks like he's going through some robot brain-surgery, so I'm keeping the side. :)

Next, make a tube that looks like the picture (sorry, no measurements) and close up one side. Then, duct tape his head to it later. I wrapped everything in a gray duct tape, because I thought it looked robotic and neat. you can do whatever.

The arms are aluminum foil, so you can bend the elbow joints when you are done. i wrapped the aluminum foil in duct tape, to match the body.

Step 3: The Legs

I took an empty duct tape roll and rolled them into a good sized leg. You make his legs however you think looks good.

Step 4: Enjoy, Robot Master!

Give him a name, give him a friend. It's all up to you and your imagination.!:D

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    CoreyC39

    2 years ago

    I'm beginning to make one of these, but with a custom AI brain, and servos running CARDBIRD cardboard robot arms, attached to a battery heart. It may be more complex, but it was inspired by you!

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    wickedsonic1

    7 years ago on Step 4

    awesome robot dude, i only wish it could move, but that would make it complicated to make. still AWESOME ROBOT!!!1 i made the head but i'm gonna modify the body to make it play music (radio parts obviously) or just shove am mp3 in a cardboard body and keep a flap on the back to open it and change songs.

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    tim1

    8 years ago on Step 4

    I made a different version of it, but it is still awsome.

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    lambologo

    9 years ago on Introduction

    its cool, but not a robot it is just a cardboard structure with two LEDs but it would make a cool night light???

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