Make robot parts with papier-mâché

Craft & Design Robotics
Make robot parts with papier-mâché

What do you do if you don’t have a vacuum former, and need to make a part for your robot body? Well, Vadim Ryazanov over at lets make robots has a simple solution: make them with papier-mâché! By using paper and a 1:1 mixture of wood glue and water, he was able to make a hemispherical shell for an upcoming project. Great idea!

4 thoughts on “Make robot parts with papier-mâché

  1. Simon says:

    I find is easier (although messier and smellier) to make such things from fibreglass using polyester resin and woven cloth. The come out strong, light and you can get a very nice finish.

    1. Matt Mets says:

      Ah, that sounds like a good way to go as well, and I am guessing that the fiberglass/resin combination will give you a much stronger part. Can you make structural pieces using your method?

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