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yours doesn't have to look sad
a coupla people have asked for it so here's the how-to for the basic soda can robot/model

Posted by jonesy from United Kingdom • Published See jonesy's 58 projects »
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  • How to make a model. Soda Can Robot How To - Step 1
    Step 1

    This is basically papercraft transported to a different medium, im using maculas imp template, the simplicity of the design is really hard to beat.

    print off the template and trace it onto your can.

  • How to make a model. Soda Can Robot How To - Step 2
    Step 2

    cut it out (im using utility scissors designed to cut through anything, you could use tin snips or just an old pair of scissors you don't mind blunting).

    copy the lines from the template onto the body

  • How to make a model. Soda Can Robot How To - Step 3
    Step 3

    this'll be what the other side looks like, well, not really, not unless you're using the same type of can and placed your template in exactly the same place, should be the same shape though, if its not you suck

  • How to make a model. Soda Can Robot How To - Step 4
    Step 4

    use a straight edge to fold along the lines, bare in mind that the metal's pretty thin, don't score the lines or the section'll probly just fall off.

    using a decent super glue designed for metal, glue the side tab to the body then close the top and glue it. i scratch the tabs up a bit to give the glue a better purchase.

    leave it to set.

  • How to make a model. Soda Can Robot How To - Step 5
    Step 5

    same again for the head

  • How to make a model. Soda Can Robot How To - Step 6
    Step 6

    before you seal him up, you'll wanna give him a face, on this first one i just drilled it

  • How to make a model. Soda Can Robot How To - Step 7
    Step 7

    fold it all up and glue it then just follow the same steps for the arms

  • How to make a model. Soda Can Robot How To - Step 8
    Step 8

    stick it all together, easy as.

    there's more of the models i've made and things i've tried like poseable arms/head,glowing eyes on my blog.

    i know this aint the best how-to so feel free to ask me anything.

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lilkitten2000
lilkitten2000 · Roseburg, Oregon, US · 9 projects

OWW looks sharp
:-S

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Punky.Brews
Punky.Brews · 6 projects

yes x]
Don't usually drink soda but i'm def gonna hit up a vending machine right about now.

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Cupcake_Warrior =)
Cupcake_Warrior =) · , New Jersey, US · 82 projects

I'd like to know too. I've been saving up soda cans to make these, and now all i need is the template. Someone help!!!! :P

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Alexandria B.
Alexandria B. · Chicago, Illinois, Illinois

where could I find a template for these robots?

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hannah g.
hannah g. · Castle, Wales, GB · 54 projects

awh i think i'll give this a try :) atleast my desk wont technically be cluttered by cans if i make cute can robots ^_^ thanks for sharing such a great how-to

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The Mad Hattress
The Mad Hattress · A hole with internet, , United States · 5 projects

soo cool but I think I try it out of paper first. soo cute!!!!!

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Miss.Noir
Miss.Noir · Los Angeles , CA, CA, United States · 3 projects

I totally need to try this. Its to rad to not do.

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[: CaliforniaGirl :]
[: CaliforniaGirl :] · 10 projects

So very cute!

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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North-Holland, Netherlands · 108 projects

what a great project and soooo coool like it a lot, thank you for your greate tute and the sharing, he looks cute too!!!;-D

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Mildred C.
Mildred C. · Albany, New York, US · 5 projects

I have to make this for my brother... he's into robotics.

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