Make an obedient robotic servant for your home or business use. It is made of scrap lumber and a few screws in under one week. The one used here is a female. The male is available also.
Step 1: INTRODUCTION NOTES
These wooden robots were mde about 15 years ago for a friend who wanted to capture attention at a craft fair.Worked fine.Now it is time to let the world know how they were made . The lumber is only 2x4 s and 2x6 white pine from a lumber yard. the arms and legs are 1x1 pine.The face and paint finish is left up to the maker.The hands are big enough to attach a large clip to so the robot can hold items as serving plates ,etc. in its hands. The robot can sit, stand or be contorted for laughs.
Step 2: MATERIALS
All materials are easily obtained lumber and screws.Size shown here required the following:
Wood screws [5 ea.].25 headx 1-1/2 in. long
Machine screws- 6-32 x 1 in. round head .25 dia.
T-nuts - 6-32 screw
Steel washers- 6-32 x 1/2 in. dia.
Face- any parts handy as old ICs, leds. washers, rings ,etc.
Wood- pine. 2x4, 2x6. 1x1 cross-section and at least 2 feet long for the 1x1 size.
OPTIONAL-For those who need a red flashing nose:
LED red , for nose..can be triggered with a simple LM3909 IC and 47uf capacitor at 2 Hz per second. using a 1.5 volt AA battery availableat electronic supply stores as Radio Shack.Also see R.Shack for booklets to wire the circuit as" Engineer's mini note book" optoelectonics by F.M.Mims III.
Step 3: TOOLS
Band saw . rip saw or small coping saw.
Drill bits .093 ,.125, .15 .25 Dia.
Sanding and finishing paints, etc.
Soldering Iron if using LED circuitry.
Wire for Hair and connecting LED to nose,AWG 26.
Step 4: CONSTRUCTION
Use the Drawings to pen in the sizes. Then cut out. Drill holes.
Use the Drawings for legs and cut out.
Use Drawing for body. Drill the shoulder holes and leg holes and Head hole.
HEAD-See Drawing . Face can be added to the main face to elongade it.Glue it on. Drill a long hole from the top down as shown followed by a smaller,125drill at hole bottom.
Step 5: COMPLETION
COMPLETING THE ROBOT.
AFTER THE PARTS ARE CUT OUT AND SANDED AND PAINTED-
Attache the T-nuts as shown.
Attach Shoulder Rotators with wood screws tightly.
Attach the two leg rotators with the wood screws.
Then attach all other parts of legs and arms.
Do the Head last .
See figure if you use a LED flasher . Attach to back and run wires to back hole to nose. Solder on a red Standard size LED. observing polarity. An AA battery is placed in the clip . It will not need a switch as the led is always on. It should run for 2 years. Glue the LED into the Nose hole.with RTV silicone rubber.
When completed you can tighten or loosen the machine bscrews to move the arms , and feet.