Invasion of the Paper Robot Army!

Tue, 23 Mar 2010

Exclusive subscriber download! Come and get it! If you're a paid subscriber there'll be a link on the main article page. I've made up the paper robot mechanism I was talking about in yesterday's posts and put it together as a download. It is an uncoloured model using what I hope you agree, is an interesting mechanism. The model is designed to be a starting point. From here it should be possible to design all sorts of interesting variations doing all kinds of things.

Today the printer, tomorrow the world!

Mwah ha ha!

Comments (4)

  • Shelley Noble March 23, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Mmmwahahaaa! Thank you!

    Mmmwahahaaa! Thank you!

  • Megan March 24, 2010 at 11:54 am

    I made this with the

    I made this with the "assistance" of my 5-year old son today (he loves robot) and we had a great time. He is taking it to school for news on Friday (his news day). However, I found that I needed extra coins. Obviously Aussie coins are lighter per size. Size is a good indicator, particularly for fit, but an approximate weight estimate as well would be helpful as I found it quite difficult after the fact to add the extra coin needed to enable the robot to return. Other than that, loads of fun. Thank you from my son and me.

    • robives March 24, 2010 at 6:44 pm

      That sounds like fun Megan!

      That sounds like fun Megan! The coins I used are 2p pieces. According to my coffee beans scales they weigh 7.2 grams each (roughly 1/4 ounce). I'll add this info to later models.

      • Megan March 29, 2010 at 9:05 am

        Thanks, Rob. I have made a

        Thanks, Rob. I have made a note on the instructions sheet. Our 10c piece, which is about the same size is only just over 4g, so that makes quite a difference. Christopher's class loved the robot. He is planning on taking the twister mechanism with aeroplane for news this week.

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