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Project by runningCT posted 11-21-2014 01:51 AM 3280 views 31 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I’ve seen the wooden robots using string. I thought they looked a little floppy and hard to play with. So I changed them up just a little by using 1/8 inch shock cord(bungee) to tie them together. My son’s kindergarten class had fun assembling them. Made from mahogany there is also a 3/8 washer used as a spacer for the neck. Dimensions are: head 1 1/4×1 1/4 body 1 1/4×2 legs the same arms are 5/8×2 eyes 3/8 forstner

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#1 posted 11-21-2014 01:56 AM

Great design and execution. I’m sure the kids loved them.

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#2 posted 11-21-2014 02:16 AM

I bet the kids love them! Nice work!

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#3 posted 11-21-2014 04:27 AM

I bet they were very popular and I can see why

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#4 posted 11-21-2014 04:30 AM

Those are freakin cool!

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#5 posted 11-21-2014 01:54 PM

I wouldnt mind doing something like this for my kiddo’s class…how did you attach the legs to the body? The kerf at the bottom looks too small to run your bungee through.

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#6 posted 11-21-2014 02:24 PM

Marcus you just turn the knot side ways and it made a tight fit. I put that it was 1/4 but it is actually 1/8 inch bungee cord and you should budget 1 foot per but that does depend on the size you end up with

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#7 posted 11-21-2014 05:57 PM

After hard work, you can play.

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#8 posted 11-21-2014 07:24 PM

way kwel

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#9 posted 11-21-2014 10:41 PM

Great job!

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#10 posted 11-22-2014 12:10 AM

Great project…may I ask where you found the design for this or is it your design?

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#11 posted 11-25-2014 02:51 AM

My son really likes your robots and his kindergarden class would get a kick out of assembling and each taking one home for Christmas. If you can provide any details (dimensions) I would greatly appreciate.

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#12 posted 11-27-2014 12:48 AM

I made one of these with my 3 year old daughter today. Thank you for the idea. It was her first project ever and she got to use the drill press. (Daddy supervision) She is so proud of her robot. She hasn’t stopped talking about it.


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#13 posted 12-04-2014 05:08 PM My daughters Robot inspired by you. Thanks for the idea.


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#14 posted 12-23-2014 02:38 PM

Took 10 minutes in the shop to make one of these for the kiddo…great project!

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