Exclusive: The Automata / Automaton Blog is please to present this set of wooden toy plans!
Retired civil engineer, cartoonist, automata & toy maker Roberto Lou Ma (creator of the ramp-walking robot figure) has been so generous as to create and share this set of instructions on how to make a ramp-walking rhinoceros. The figure uses geometric figures and straight cuts, so it should be fairly easy for everyone to make.
Click on each of the images below for full-sized plans and patterns. Download these to your computer or print them directly from your browser window (being sure that they are at full size).
Step 1: Intro to the wooden rhino ramp walker toy
Step 2: Patterns for rhino ramp walker toy
Step 3: Assembly instructions for the rhino ramp walker
Step 4: Hinge and glue details for the ramp walker
Step 5: Making the ramp for the rhino to walk upon
Thanks to Roberto Lou Ma for the wonderful set of mechanical toy plans!
Check out more cool creations by Roberto Lou Ma on his YouTube channel.