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Collect as many cool old electronic devices as you can. You'll probably spend a good few hours disassembling them. Have a think about how you'll want your robot to look, how it is going to stand up, and how you are going to stick everything together.

It might be that you need to use some casing from one of your dead devices as a base to stick circuit boards and things to. In the photos below we found an old ceiling light which we removed the glass and light part, and flipped upside down to use as the robots legs. We also used a tin can for the head, drilled a couple of big holes in for the eyes into which I wired in a couple of car light bulbs in. I found an old 12volt adapter which I used to power the lights, however be very cautious obviously if you decide to plug your robot into the mains and have your 5 year old playing with it, not to mention that the bulbs can get VERY hot. I ended up playing safe and removing this feature!

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Hot glue guns are a must have when it comes to crafts, and are perfect for sticking on circuit boards. You'll also probably need a few nuts and bolts to hold the whole thing firmly together.

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What you'll end up with is a large attractive robot 'sculpture' that will look great as the centrepiece of any living room and be a guaranteed talking point at any dinner party.

Unfortunately this particular robot project has ended up being a bit of a long term ongoing thing with poor old "Botty" meeting his demise in a skip bin.

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Be sure to check back for the unveiling of Botty's replacement, Botty 2.

Send photos of your robot creations to enquiries@schoolholidayprojects.com or post them on our Facebook page!

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