The holidays are quickly approaching, but it’s not too late to give a year subscription to MAKE or a gift certificate to the Maker Shed store. We all know how makers love robots, so why not make a papercraft robot to personally deliver the gift of making?
A quick search for “papercraft robot” will turn up a number of results, but I found a huge stash of really great ones on a Japanese site that I’m completely unable to read. The site is linked below. If you don’t read Japanese, just follow anything that looks like a link until you find a PDF.
If you want to do something custom, you can find a model shape that you like and Photoshop a different skin onto it. Otherwise, just print it out on heavy weight paper and get to work with scissors and glue. I ended up using the one above without alteration, and I finished it by giving him a MAKE package to deliver. You can resize and cut this illustration from one of the free downloadable MAKE gift cards.
Only the robot needs to know that you waited until the last minute to do your gift shopping. The second law ensures that your secret will be kept safe.