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Project by WoodWheeler posted 12-29-2017 10:04 PM 1252 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw a cube robot like this in a department store in London for £300- . My fiancee wanted one so I decided to make her one for her birthday last month.

The challenging part was designing it such that the cuts and cube sizes allowed it to fold neatly into a cube. Got a little confusing at times!

I also made a quick, simple hand cut dovetail storage box to suit.

Cheers, Dom

-- Dom





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#1 posted 12-29-2017 10:07 PM

dude, that’s awesome!

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#2 posted 12-30-2017 12:32 AM

A little confusing? That looks like one complicated build. That is awesome! The box is beautiful too. Nicely done.

-- Dave Smith - If our phones fall, we panic. If our friends fall, we laugh.

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#3 posted 12-30-2017 12:37 AM

A well done project.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#4 posted 12-30-2017 01:00 AM

This is really an interesting project

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#5 posted 12-30-2017 01:21 AM

Great Projects.

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#6 posted 12-30-2017 01:28 AM

Very neat project!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#7 posted 12-30-2017 01:28 AM

Very cool. They both look great.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#8 posted 12-30-2017 01:41 AM

Nice to see a toy that doesn’t require batteries, just an imagination!
Unique project, well done!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#9 posted 12-30-2017 03:15 AM

Very interesting build. It looks great (and complicated). I love the box too.

-- Larry - Illinois

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#10 posted 12-30-2017 07:19 AM

Wow! Thanks for sharing!
Q:
Is there a plan for the robot cube some where? Would love to see the robot cube build documented, as my son would enjoy having one.

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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#11 posted 12-30-2017 10:24 AM

Thanks guys! It was a bit of fun.

Unfortunately, whilst I had some initial sketches the design evolved during the build and I didn’t update the drawing.

Cheers, Dom

-- Dom

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#12 posted 12-30-2017 12:58 PM

So beautiful corners and handle is pretty interesting too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 12-30-2017 02:03 PM

You did a nice job on this project.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#14 posted 12-30-2017 02:30 PM

Cool, nice little “RoBox” you got there..

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#15 posted 12-30-2017 02:47 PM

Excellent work!

Would you care to give a few hints as to the hinging of the extremities?

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