A robot of foam and straws – Strawbots
January 19, 2014
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Sometimes I brows Instructables.com ready to grab some ideas or when I think I need a new project to get my hands dirty with. It always amazes me the things people can come up with. Like Strawbots.
The instructable seems quite straight forward, you buy a few sheets of foamboard, straws and elastics and get started. Here is my version of Harvey 1.0 Strawbot and it cost me around $15 for all the bits including a longer body single hole punch:
I do not contest that my strawbot has a few odd features that the originals don’t have, but I think it gives it character. I’m not sure if there is a better way of doing it, but the only way I could think of was to first print the blueprints on a piece of paper, cut it out, then transfer the plan to the foam, and cut it out again. Anyone has a better idea, let me know.
Anyway, below are the links to the creator’s blueprints and instructables:
And how he should have looked if I had the right straws and elastics (probably most important bit here is the elastics):
I think next time around I’ll get some proper elastics and try Harvey 2.0