This is an instructable showing you how you can make your very own Instructables Robot model
i used photoshop elements to create the net for the model and to colour it and add details, overall this took me about a day to design but it will only take you about 5-10 minutes to make
I hope you enjoy it !
Step 1: Equipment + Tools
This instructable doesn't require many tools so all you need is:
-- 1 Paperclip
-- Glue (any kind)
-- Scissors / Craft knife
-- A Printer
-- One sheet of paper
Step 2: Printing the Net
The first thing you need to do is print off the net for the model
you can download it below, There are two options, you can either download the yellow and orange robot or a blank template so you can colour it in yourself !
when you click print make sure you check the "center image" box and don't check the scale to fit box or the image will become distorted.
Step 3: Cutting Out
Now you have printed your net you need to cut it out. The grey bits around the edge of the net are the tabs, don't cut them off !!
Be careful on this step and go slow, its very annoying when you cut the wrong bit and have to start again !!
When you are cutting out the legs don't cut around the wheel or Robot will fall over, look at the 2nd pic and cut it out like i did.
Step 4: Folding the Net
Now you have cut the net out you need to fold all the edges of the net, this will make it alot easier when you start to glue it all together.
Once you have folded all the edges and tabs, try to hold it all in place and make sure that you have folded all the bits you need to. (look at 2nd pic)
Step 5: Glue the Tabs
Now we can assemble the Robot,
Step by step glue one of the grey tabs and then attach it to the corresponding side, you can use the 2nd pic as a reference.
Look at the 3rd pic before you do the feet.
For the arms, put a small bit of glue at the top and attach to the sides of the body (pic 3,4)
Step 6: Robot Head Antenna
Take your paperclip and straighten it then gently push it through the middle of the red dots on the side of the robots head, you may want to create a small hole on the other side so its easier to push through
Step 7: Assemble Body Parts
First lets do the legs , glue both the tabs then position the legs on the bottom of the robot, the two inner tabs will have to overlap. The legs will have to be the same legnth or the robot will fall over so you may need to trim the bottom. (Pics 1,2)
Now we can stick the head on, first check the robots head is the right way up then put some glue on the bottom of the head and stick to the top of the body
If you haven't dont the arms yet do them now.
Step 8: !! FINISHED !!
Congratulations now you have the famous instructables robot right on your desk !
play with it , modify it, or even make a film :D
If you do make this it would be great if you could upload a photo of it and show us !!!
if you have any requests for different file-types or mod's then please ask i'd be happy to help :D
I hope you enjoy making this as much as i did creating it !!
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