DIY Robot Building, Circa 1956

DIY Robot Building, Circa 1956


1744_519802478058868_1068122400_nStuart “Mr. Retro” Sandler built a super retro robot from plans found in a 57-year-old copy of Boys Life he’d purchased from eBay. Stuart had heard about the robot as a teenager and wrote to the magazine for the copy of the plans. They sent him a photocopy but left out a couple of key details, which he learned about later after he’d bought the actual magazine. Here’s a video of the robot in action.

6 thoughts on “DIY Robot Building, Circa 1956

  1. Aba says:

    That watch makes him look like Flavor Flav

  2. Mr. Frykas says:

    It’s Craptacular… By today’s standards of course…

  3. Dave says:


    its 2013 – wheres my robot?

    Kind Regards

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