Shape Shifting Toy Robots

When the sisters team discovered Transform comics (Go WindBlade!) they wanted a whole city of Transformers to play with.  While that was way too expensive they could build their own ShapeShifting Robots out of wood.

Supplies for a hand crafted DIY robot that transforms
Getting Started

Borrowing for wooden dolls we settled on a design with rubber bands attaching the arms and head to the body and a bolt to attached the legs enabling the robot to shift forms.

 

Making DIY wooden transfromjng robots
Drilling to holes

First we cut and drilled all the wood based on a working design.

 

Assembling a hand crafted DIY robot that transforms
Assembling Begins!

We used lego wheels for the robots that transformed into cars.

Fitting rubberband a hand crafted DIY robot that transforms
Fitting the rubber bands

Attaching the rubber bands proved difficult.  We used a jewelry tool to thread the rubber bands through the holes in the wood (many broke in the process).

 

Assembling a hand crafted DIY robot that transforms
Final Touches

A few more adjustments.

A hand crafted DIY robot that transforms
The Robot is complete!

By using springs in the legs the robot can hold a standing position.

 

DIY wooden transfroming robots
The assembly line

After we perfect a design it was just a matter of creating a assembly line to crank out droids!

 

DIY Wooden Transfroming Robots.
Transformed

The robots in alt form.

DIY Wooden Transfroming Robots.
Robot form

The robots transformed!

Happy making!

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