Intro: STRAWBOTS: Materials
- Craft Foam
Step 1: Straws: It All Began at Harvey's
The Harvey's, slightly oversized black drinking straw is the the backbone of the STRAWBOT family. It comes wrapped in paper, and they are readily available at any Harvey's restaurant. All you have to do is buy a burger, and you won't feel too bad about taking a a few extras on the way out the door. I'm hoping that STRAWBOTS don't become too popular, or I could be in some trouble with Harvey's.
Once you've realized that you're addicted to burgers and building STRAWBOTS, you might need to consider other ways to get your hands on the goods.
I have an insider working at Harvey's. He's a former student and he bought me entire box of Harvey's straws for $40.20!!!
Step 2: Other Straws.
- Standard Flexible Straw (standard sizes should be approx. 1/4" and should fit inside Harvey's straw)
- Sip Straws (standard sizes should be approx. 1/8" - good for weapons design and small articulated parts)
- Extra Long Bendy Straws (available in many colours - perfect for customization and weapons design)
- IKEA Straws
Step 3: Craft Foam
Step 4: Elastics
The hair elastics available at the dollar store are quite funky. They come in many different lengths, widths, and colours. They're cheap and they are a nice way to finish off the details of your STRAWBOT.