Cardboard Robot PC Case

Posted 20 Jun 2003 at 13:56 UTC by steve Share This

Custom PC cases have been showing up for a few years but, by way of Boing Boing, we may have seen the strangest one yet; a 2 meter high, fully articulated (27 DOF), humanoid robot made of cardboard. It's a Mini-ITX tower case that just happens to look like a giant anime robot. The links are babelfish translations so the English is a little flakey (don't forget, the 1.65m sword does not leak!).

Well since I work for VIA who make the Mini-ITX.., posted 23 Jun 2003 at 05:42 UTC by Timster » (Master)

Were pretty pleased with the enthusiasts.. and businesses that are starting to adopt our low power platform for robot projects.

I'm just wondering though? Do they have an FCC in Japan that would be concerned about flamable carboard robots :)

Normally I'd agree but..., posted 24 Jun 2003 at 18:22 UTC by earlwb » (Master)

But if they are using that new plastic polyethylene like cardboard this could be a really tough robot. Paper cardboard probably isn't all that bad, it makes for a really cheap robot, as long as it doesn't get wet or catch on fire. You can then use those parts to cut out all the parts using the tough plastic cardboard pieces.

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