Papercraft Motorized Robot

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Kan Yang Li (aka Kyle) made this papercraft Arduino robot that responds to a truck-shaped remote control. It’s called Dragonaut, and after you use a key to start him up, his arms raise and lower to proclaim “awesome!”

“Dragonaut is a cheerful robot who shows up when the earth is in danger, when our hearts are in need of love. It interacts with commender’s truck using a light beam that is not at all visible to human eyes. When there is a cheer need to be made, commender will send out a SOS signal from his truck to Dragonaut. Then Dragonaut will rise his arms and light up a cheerful pattern.”

It’s his final project for the Making Wireless Toys class at Parsons, which I had a chance to visit. More to come from this class of innovative hardware hackers and toy designers. – Link.


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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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