Various robots have caught our interest and spiked our cool meters over the years. Some were quite amazing and others were just futile machines but ‘Wall-e’ robot is definitely one you can’t afford to overlook. This Wall-e robot has many features to depict despite being made up of wood and cardboard. The Disney character is being used to highlight the significance of recycling. The elements are all unique and this kind of robot has never been built before. It took numerous months to build this scratch Wall-e.
Balsa wood, Ply wood, Pine wood and cardboard have been used to make it. Arms are made of balsa, the one-fourth box is in plywood and the wheels are in pine. Cardboard tubing has been done behind the eyes. The main idea was to make “track system amid gears” but as it didn’t go well the builder made a “track system with wheels”. For track system amid gears, two gears for both tracks were used but due to rigidity and shakiness, whole system was replaced to tracks with wheels. Wheels offered smooth motion and the chains were replaced by a timing belt.
Main part of the robot, the body, is created by a box into which a controller, a power supply, switches and LEDs are placed. After programming the whole set, a controller (EZ-Robot Bluetooth) with ports assigned for Speaker, Servos and LEDs assigned to wirelessly control the Wall-e. This Wall-E robot can also be controlled by a voice through microphone. It can perform functions like moving arms and neck, shifting track one at a time, speaking tones through speakers and turning lights on/ off in the eyes of the box.
Yellow and black spray paint is used to color the robot which according to builder was the easiest of all tasks. He also suggests building a Wall-e that is equipped with a radar sensor and a wireless camera.