Tired of your old fashioned egg beater? Too simple or too mainstream for you? Don't throw it to the garbage. Upgrade it to a fantastic Sci-Fi Egg Beater, using a big bowl, a damaged toy, some e-waste and an egg beater. The uses are limitless: you can scramble eggs in a funny way, you can make a low budget movie about a mad inventor (like "Flubber 2" or "Blankman Begins") showing this Beater as the cheff robot, you can... OK, these are the only uses.
So, grab your Dremel and your apron, because today we will make "Huevos a la Robot"!
Step 1: Materials
I used the following stuff:
1 Eggs beater
1 Big white plastic bowl
1 Broken Radioshack Amplified VHF-UHF-FM antenna
1 Joystick with handle (I found one from a Point Master)
1 Broken batteries operated toy car.
1 corner brace inside L (1in. x 1/2in.)
3 damage AC/DC adaptator
1 1 330 Ohm resistor
2 Big blue LEDs
1 box for 4 AA batteries
1 damaged small fans (for electric equipment)
2 PVC plugs
2 black wheels (from a chair)
2 white caps (from old film canisters)
2 blue caps (from chocolate milk)
A thin aliminum pipe
4 money plastic retainers (from the till of a cash register)
Nuts, screws and bolts
Black and red wires
Dremel Rotary Tool
And don't forget:
1. If you don't have it, replace it!
2. Use protective equipment (dust mask and goggles).
3. Beware of drilled and soldered hot surfaces.
4. Work in a good ventilated area.
5. Always have junk in stock.
6. Have fun.
Step 2: The Motor
Dismantle the toy car. You will need only the back gearbox and its case. Now, remove one of the wheels. Remove the tire of the wheel attached to the gearbox.
Step 3: Attaching the Gearbox
Dismantle the antenna. You will need the lower case.
Remove the antenna pivote but keep it near.
Make a hole in the center of the case. Take the gearbox and remove the other wheel, and insert the axis through the hole. Fix the gearbox to the case, using superglue, bolts and nuts.
Step 4: The Egg Beater
Attach the corner brace to the beater handle using a bolt, a nut and washers.
Reattach the wheel to the motor axis. The attach beater's corner brace to the wheel.
Step 5: Electric Diagram
Check out this fiagram for knowing how you have to connect the electrical components.
Step 6: The Control
NOTE: I made this control thinking this project can be a puppet for a sci-fi movie. If you want it only for scrambled eggs, use a shorter aluminum pipe or attach the handle directly to the case.
Dismantle the joystick. You will need only the handle. And dismantle the adaptator, you will need only the case.
Take the aluminum pipe and insert red and black wires. Attach one end of the aluminum pipe to the plastic pivot of the antenna. Attach the other end to the adaptator case. The pivot must be reattached to the antenna case (robot).
Take joystick's handle and attach it to the adaptator case. Connect the wires. Attach the batteries box to the lower part of the adaptator case. Connect wires according to the electric diagram. Close the case using superglue. When pressed, the switch must activate the spinning beater.
Step 7: The Eyes
Build the eyes using the wheels, the plastic caps and the money retainers, leaving the LEDs in the center of each one. Attach the eyes to the plastic bowl.
Step 8: Decorating and Attaching the Body.
Make a "hat" using some plastic pieces, like the antenna knob and a camera lens cover. Put some fans like propellers.
Connect the wires and attach the plastic bowl to the antenna case.
Step 9: Pincers
Make the pincers using money retainers and PVC plugs, and attach these to the antennas on each side.
Introduce four AA batteries to the control and your Sci-Fi eggs beater is ready!