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This enterprising builder is constructing a humanoid robot from little more than Shapelock plastic, card, curtain rods, rings, and finials, and bargain basement electric screwdrivers for the motors. I’ll be interested to see how this progresses.

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Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.



  1. Gav says:

    This is very cool. I think I’ll have to get some of that shapelock material for myself.

    On the downside I note that he hasn’t developed a control system for it yet. I’m guessing that a springy-tension-on-motor based actuation requires some sophisticated smarts to make it move where you want it, let alone do so gracefully.

    However I eagerly await whatever he comes up with.

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