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This Robot Is Made Entirely of Paper And It Can Walk

This guy built a whole robot out of paper, and it actually works

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You know the robots are coming for you. But did you know they could be made from paper? That’s right, even your crisp, white ream could be plotting against you. This guy built a whole robot out of paper, and it actually works. Check out the piece by piece construction below; watch until the end when it walks.

Aside from paper, the robot includes some wooden sticks and a rubber band for power. If you want to build the paper robot yourself, the plans can be found here. Let us know how long it takes.

Here’s the same robot, shooting a little robot gatling gun:

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Rose Eveleth is a writer for Smart News and a producer/designer/ science writer/ animator based in Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Scientific American, Story Collider, TED-Ed and OnEarth.

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