Product Design | Remote-Controlled Robot
I created this robot as a personal project over winter break (December 2021). My goal was to gain experience with constructing products using cardboard, soldering, and using electrical components.
I referenced these YouTube videos to construct the robot.
- 65 x 26mm plastic tire wheels
- DC 3-6v gear motor dual shaft
- 9 volt battery
- 9 volt battery clip connector
- 12 in x 12 in corrugated cardboard sheets
- Bamboo skewers
- Red and black electrical wire
- Wooden pencils (for remote control)
When designing the form and aesthetics of the robot, I drew inspiration from Disney’s WALL-E and Baymax. I explored a variety of forms with a mixture of linear and organic shapes. Ultimately, I settled on a design that appeared friendly and endearing.
After settling on a design, I painted the cardboard sheets with white paint and cut out each part. I assembled the parts using hot glue and super glue.
When constructing the remote control, I began by creating the knobs using pencils, foam, springs, and bobby pins.
I referenced YouTube tutorials to complete the wiring on the remote.
Voila the completed remote-controlled robot!