Making a Binder Clip Robot with Printabots Maker Kit

Posted by Justin Policarpio on

With our Printabots Maker Robot Kit, we've had customers and makers comment that it's not always easy to get access to a 3D Printer, and Shapeways isn't exactly an inexpensive option.

So we decided to use our kit to make a robot using everyday items.

For this robot, we use:

  • 4 servo motors (Printabots Maker Kit) 
  • 3 servo arms (Printabots Maker Kit) 
  • 1 servo arm (X Arm) (Printabots Maker Kit) 
  • 3-4 rubber bands 
  • 2 paper clips (gripper) 
  • 2 binder clips (arm connector) 
  • servo controller (Wifinch) (Printabots Maker Kit) 

  • Android Device 
  • USB cord 



We created a featured Instructable here:

We're looking at creating more hacker robots using everyday items and our kits.

We'd love to get your feedback and any ideas for our next scrappy bot.