Robot City Mascot

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Introduction: Robot City Mascot

About: Robot City is a European project which aims to develop skills on coding and Robot development on Young people. The main result of this project will be an app where young people would be able to create and sh...

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So before jumping to the instructions, what is Robot City?

Robot City is an European project funded by the Erasmus+ Programme which aims to develop skills on coding and Robot development on Young people. The main result of this project will be an app where young people will be able to create and share their own robots in a virtual ROBOT CITY. This project is being developed by a group of teacher's, educators and developers, from multiple nationalities that is hoping to help you begin your journey in the world of robotics

So, let's jump to main focus of this instructable, our little robot mascot.

Taking inspiration from the robot that you will able to program on your mobile device, we've built a simplified version capable of being built from paper. You can get the files from this instructable, or directly from our website https://robotcity.educatic.info/

Let's jump right in

Supplies:

  • A5 postcard sized robot model
  • Scissor
  • Glue

Optional:

  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Empty pen

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Step 1: Cutitng

Roughly cut all parts of the model. On the back of the pieces write pertinent information about the piece that you are about to cut and fold. Things like the part number, and any letters that might be removed when you cut the piece to it's final shape.

This model contains three optional pieces, that you can use to personalize your robot. A paintbrush, a "pusher" accessory and a forklift.

Step 2: Pre Score

This step is optional, but we strongly advise you to do it.

Using the small red arrows as a guide, pre-score all of the folds that you will soon be doing. This makes the job of folding a lot easier and makes for a much better looking little robot.

Step 3: Building the Head

Grab the piece labelled with the number 1.

Cut it along side the solid lines.

Fold the part using the red arrows as a guide.

Add a small amount of glue to the white tab on the left side of the model, then glue it to the opposite side, as per the pictures.

Add glue to the white tabs on the front of the model and fold the face to them. Adjust to ensure that it follows the contour of the face.

Add glue to the white tabs on the back of the part and fold the last flap to meet up with the white tabs.

You should now have a fully formed robot head in your hands.

Step 4: Glueing the Main Body

Take the next part labelled with a number 2.

Cut it using the solid lines as a guide.

Fold the part using the red arrows as a guide.

Add glue to the white tabs and fold them to meet up with the side flaps, marked R and L

Step 5: Side Spacers

Grab the two parts marked with the number 3

Cut them along the lines and fold them as per the red arrows.

These pieces will be soon be used to join the wheels with the robot.

Step 6: Ears

Grab the two pieces labelled 4.

Before completely cutting the pieces, fold them in half using the red arrows as a guide.

The coloured outside tabs on the these pieces mean that they will be receiving glue on the underside, but for now only the middle portion needs glue. So fold them in the middle, add a little bit of glue and then cut both of the ears along their perimeter (check the pictures for guidance).

Step 7: Wheels

Grab the pieces labelled with 5 and 6.
Before of completely cutting the pieces, fold them in half using the red arrows as a guide.

Now glue each of the pieces, so that you have a "clean" tire on one side and a marked (R or L) tire on the other side.

You can now cut the tires along the outside perimeter.

Step 8: Acessories - Paintbrush

This part is optional as well as all of the accessories.

Fold the paintbrush in half and apply glue to the middle, but be careful to not glue the two coloured tabs.

After glueing cut the paintbrush along the lines.

Step 9: Acessories - "Pusher"

This part is optional as well as all of the accessories.

Cut part number 8 along the perimeter lines.

Fold it according to the red arrows and just like the pictures show.

Glue the center portion of the part, but do not glue the coloured tabs, check the pictures for guidance.

Step 10: Acessories - Forklift

This part is optional as well as all of the accessories.

Cut part number 9 along the outside lines.

Fold the part as per the red arrows.

Fold and glue the two white tabs on to themselves, so that the top of the forklift is slightly ticker (see the pictures).

Step 11: Robot Assembly Part 1

Grab parts 1 and 4.

Glue the ears (parts 4) to the top of part 1.

Grab parts 2 and 3.

Glue part 3 to the side of the main body (part 2), use the thin white line as a guide for the correct placement. Repeat on the other side.

Grab the tires (parts 5 and 6) and the previous part (main body and spacers).

Notice the arrow point forward on the top of the body, this denotes the correct orientation of the model. Glue the R tire to the side marked with R, use the thin white line as a guide. Repeat for the L side.

Step 12: Robot Assembly Part 2

Grab the two main assemblies that you have obtained from the previous step.

Add glue to the top of the main body and glue the head on to it's correct place. The arrow points to the front of the robot.

Congratulation your robot is now ready!

If you want to customize your robot, keep reading, we will be adding custom parts to our little friend.

Step 13: Accessories

This portion is optional.

Choose the accessory that you want to add to your robot.

The paintbrush

- Glue the paintbrush to the side of the robot by adding glue to the underside of the coloured tabs and pressing against the side of the model

The "pusher"

- Add glue to the underside of the coloured tabs and using the B and T as indicators for the bottom and top respectively, glue the accessory to center of the robot.

The forklift

- Add glue to the white tab of the forklift (thicker area) and glue it to the front of the robot.

Step 14: Enjoy

Enjoy your very own little robot, share it with friends, customize it and don't forget to show it to us!

Information: The pdf file is sized for a A5 postcard

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