Robots powered by hydraulic actuators are fascination to many, but bringing one home is not a very good idea for your pocket. So, does that mean that those eye-popping devices are just for the well-heeled? No, not at all. You too can flaunt a hydraulic robot that too in an affordable and eco-friendly way. Dying to know how? Simple, make your own. All you need is a cardboard, scotch duct tape, a few machine screws, syringes and water.
With all the required parts at your disposal it will take just an hour to create the robot.
What you are going to need!
For the robot’s body:
Cardboard box (the harder the better, could be a pizza box)
Silver colored Scotch Duct tape
3 machine screws 3 inches in size with nuts
2 machine screws 1 ¼ inches in size with nuts
A flat and square piece is wood ideally 12 inches by 12 inches for the base to attach the robot
For the hydraulic system:
6 feet of clear tubing ¼ “x .170”
How to make the robot
Select a hard cardboard box, draw the template on it and cut the pieces out carefully. Cover the pieces smoothly with duct tape until the cardboard is not strong enough. Attach the pieces together and fix the syringes to get a perfectly working hydraulic robot. On pressing the syringes, pressure is created that helps in the robot to move. See the complete step by step procedure here.