Making Humanoid Robot




About: I'm Eric Dirgahayu, although my education in films art director and cinematography, but I like all of thing about robotics. and i have making a many of lowcost Robots. :) find them at my youtube channel http...

After i Posting on Instructable about how to platten Pvc water pipe including the sample how that use, many friend askin to making Intructables for detail. so i star to Instructable making a Humanoid Robot using PVC material and scraps for making the body and frame.

Maybe using 3D printer is easly for some people but if you dont have any 3d printer you can try use my way. :)

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Step 1: Making a Head and Body Frame

Tool and material.

-16 servo, 8 high tors servo, 4 lever servo 4micro servo. (in my tutorial use 6 high tors ang 2 high modification gearbox)

-broken head robo sapien, or you can make from pingpong ball or stc.

- microcontroller support a camera, i use Ez-board (is easly and simple use for newer) you can use arduino , rasberry or stc

- flatt water pipe Pvc, how to flatten, you can see on my last instructables


-transparan bottle plastic

-strong glue (plastic glue)

-ruller and pencil

for firs take out the head on broken robosapien bodi, and cut out. use the back head for new face and the glass helmet for back head. we not use the robosapien face. on new head we adding a camera shield and micro servo for horizontal movemen so we need make a hold for servo. look up on the picture no 3 until 5.

for face we use plastic transparn bottle, cut and shape costumize the bottle on the head. apply and glue next put a micro servo and camera shield (picture no 6-9).

now you add the scond micro servo for vertical movemen and connect with horizontal miro servo on the head using shaff servo conector.make holder for second servo and put 2 hihg tors servo on the right and left for sholder (im use a gearbox nodification). (picture 10-11)

Step 2: Mking a Leg

Fisrt draw the model of foot coustumaize with the size of robot would you make. cut and put 1 high Tors for ankle join. hold with little piece from pvc shape with little fire (pic 1-2), and than make a holder frame for next high tors servo. create the doble mount shaff on the servo, add the plat pvc and add little tube using a glue, ang for more hold to a servo, use the back screw on the servo, (pic 3-4), and make i frame for knee join, same way the second servo frame. (pic5) make a 3 leg (the size must same heigh or waeigh) (pic 6)

Step 3: Making a Hand and Griper

for hand is no many different with making a leg. if you use the same size servo like the leg. i use more little servo so i add some tube on the servo so that same heigh on the leg servo.for making a frame joint look a pic 1-2.

Griper, i making a new design for griper more hand human looklike but with 3 finger, making the griper same like a making papercraft but using a pvc materian and add little mechanism. (pic 3-7) follow the picture

Step 4: Merge All Part and Finishing

okay we now have the head and bodi, leg part and hand part, merge all using a strong glue or screw for sure. make a battery holder on the body. for more goog look like make a some cover for foot and body using flatt pvc, the form of the design you want using the little fire and manual work.

the last connect all servo to micro and put some program . i Use Ez-Board so I Use JD robot program. i newer on Robotics so i take the simple and easy way. :D

Step 5: More Robot Made From Same Material Pvc Water Pipe and Scraps

-pic 1-2 mini Rov Rc low frequency

-pic3-5 robot Fish

-pic6-7 lowcost hexapod robot

-pic8 bipod leg robot

-pic9 arm robot

-pic 10-11 rover explorers with arm

-pic 12 mini explorer with cam

-pic 13 real size wall.e

-pic 4 little robodog

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    26 Discussions


    Question 3 months ago on Step 1

    Is I used plastic sheet for making body flame.....


    1 year ago

    Wow,you give me a great idea.


    Question 1 year ago on Step 1

    By which device this robo is programmed.and by which software


    Question 1 year ago

    1st question: I try to get the part from Ez B and they also sell power shell, do you use it and is it required ?

    2nd question: what is the voltage that your battery give, cause the ez servo can max at 7.2v. I am thinking about using mg996 but it only max as 6v.

    3rd question: Can I have the name- brand of your level and micro servo ?

    eric dirgahayufairuj

    Reply 1 year ago

    Yes U can use mg990 but you should make some changes to the hand frame to match

    fairujeric dirgahayu

    Reply 1 year ago

    could you please give me the circuit diagram using arduino?

    eric dirgahayufairuj

    Reply 1 year ago

    I using ez-board is so different with arduino, so i dont have the circuit diagram using arduino


    1 year ago

    can i use mg990 servoes instead of high torqe and lever servo?

    eric dirgahayuNavins11

    Reply 3 years ago

    I using a ez-board from ez-robot you just install the ez-builder and download the program on my cloud

    eric dirgahayuAyushM1

    Reply 4 years ago

    I'm use Ez-board v.4 you can Use JD example movement or making new action movement with very easy. :)