How to Make an Artificial Robot for a Minimal School Project
While many associate robots and science fiction with films however, they are actually present in everyday life, and can be found in industries like manufacturing and healthcare. Each year robotic innovations can be seen in the International Robot Exhibition in Tokyo. Modern robots are able to install bolts inside an automobile or fill up a prescription bottle with pills, and even flip pancakes. It’s not easy to make such a complex robot and movable, creating one that can roll about the room can be done in just a couple of hours.
- Test the remote controlled truck chassis by using the remote to be sure it works. Remove the screws that attach both the truck’s body and chassis using the screwdriver. Take the antenna wire slowly through the hole before pulling the truck body off. Attach the bumper. Remove screws and spare parts away.
The wood block should be inserted inside the opening in the tub. It is sanded to make it fit snugly into the tub’s mouth if the length is not enough. Place the chassis on its side with the wheels facing upwards and its front bumper touching the tub. Glue the flat surface across the body, but not over the compartment for batteries, and then and then to the wood block. Don’t get glue onto anything else. It is the body of the robot.Turn the plastic robot body around once the glue has dried, so the open end is facing downwards. The lid of the container should be centered across the bottom. The lid should be facing upwards so that the container can then be locked. Make a hole in the lid of the robot’s body with a drill. Through the hole, you can insert the bolt. Two washers should be inserted on the bolt prior to tightening it with a screw. The lid is now attached to the robot body. Join the lid with the container so that it’s upside down.
For attaching the front bumper onto the chassis of the truck, make a hole into the body of the robot. Attach the robot’s body and truck chassis using bolts, nuts, and two flat washers. Every side of the body should be screwed to the chassis. Be sure the wheels are able to turn freely. Place the antenna in the robot.
Make two holes next to each other in the body of the robot, until you have eight holes equally across its length. Place wire ties through the holes and cover them with the foam noodle to hold it in place. The robot can be operated using your remote.
What You’ll Need
- Chassis from a remote control truck
- Remote control via the same truck
- 1.5 bushel laundry hamper
- A plastic storage container that can be used for storage with lid
- Plastic foam noodle
- 1 by 2 lumber
- Magnets Neodymium Magnets
- Epoxy adhesive
- Long nylon wire ties
- Flat washers
- 2 1/2 x 1/2 ceramic magnets
- Safety Goggles
- Spray paint on your robot, or sprinkle glitter.
When handling drills, wear safety goggles. Make sure you have an adult present.