These 2 or 3 IKEA utensils are absolutely ideal for building robots.
IKEA SULTAN or CAPITA which at normal times are used as furniture legs, but here they serve as robot feet.
They perfectly match the harmony of the whole and are very stable.
The Ballerina (KVART lamp)
In the same way, KVART lamps are perfect as arms for robots. They are articulated, mobile and allow the robot to diffuse a beautiful light.
Usually, I hunt for these utensils in second-hand markets, or flea markets. As I prefer to give abandoned materials a “second life”.
I start with no preconceived idea of what my robots will look like. I just follow my visual instincts. Either the final vision is immediate, or the idea will slowly mature and will emerge later on.
With the materials I’ve collected, I assemble with other utensils such as extinguishers, gas meters, toaster, dry cleaner … everything is possible!
Red (SULTAN leg and KVART lamp)
The construction of a robot, once all parts are referenced can average 2 to 3 hours.
SignalGenerator (KVART lamp)
The parts are screwed, nothing is welded.
Assembling the electrical components is simple. The domino connecting the 2 KVART lamps is inserted inside the body. The construction is relatively simple based on drilling. It takes just a drill and some screws and bolts.
ISKRA (CAPITA leg)
The most complicated part is to find pieces that when finally assembled must release a beautiful harmony.
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Jules Yap started IKEAHackers.net in 2006 as a personal blog to showcase the most impressive IKEA hacks from all over the world. Since then, she has learned a lot more about power tools and DIY. Her site has helped thousands modify IKEA furniture with step-by-step tutorials, craft projects and home styling.