Thursday, May 23, 2013

#375 Droog Robot

Holy crap, an update! I think about robots still and want to make more, just find that when I doodle things they aren't robots. But that changed today, quick doodle on a 3x5 index card during a meeting. Droog robot, possibly going for a spot of ultraviolence.

So yeah, there is a robot, first for 2013 and first in over a year. Still looking for funds to buy a new welder, then real fun can begin.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

#374 Draw a robot bot

Tipped off on facebook by Noah that someone was crowd sourcing a poster with robot drawings there was no way I could NOT do this.

Pretty basic but when all you have is a mouse and not a big canvas....

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

#373 Banana Bot


Playing around with banana tattoos, using a pin to bruise the skin of the banana, not bad for a first attempt!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

#372 Simpler Times Robot

So you go to Harbor Freight and impulsively buy a pop-rivet gun? What to do with it? Use a cheap beer can to make a robot!

Simpler Times Pilsner beer can made into a robot. Beer is not so good but the robot is fine. Quickie robot to test out the rivet gun.

#371 Balsa Bot Redux

This one has been done for a while, just keep forgetting to take a picture and post it.

Playing around with my wood burner and finding out that my balsa is way too soft and ignitable for it, but that did not keep me from assembling this. Wood with brads added in for accent.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Not dead yet.....

Ok, so I haven't made (or at least posted) any new robots since September. This site is not dead yet, I will be making more robots! I have one I need to photograph/post currently. Thanks to work/life needs I haven't been that active in the crafty part of my life, at least not in this form - lots of yard work and home repair though.

So yes, I will be posting robots again sometime soon.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

#370 Human Catcher

My much delayed robot is finally done. Well, it was done two weeks ago but I had to travel for work and didn't get pictures taken.

Here is the human catching robot, steely eyes gazing for rogue meat bags.

Ready to sweep up vermin with its net.

Stainless steel sheet, computer parts, strip steel, a little net from an old fondue set, wood dowel, plastic covers for light boxes and weird light adapters for eyes. I learned that I will not try making a robot using my sheet stainless again unless it is strictly welding, I broke 6 or 7 drill bits trying to make holes in this, even my high end bits had trouble. Finally used a nail to punch a hole then widen with the bit.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

3/4 of a robot done....

I am so letting the team down lately. Being a new (again) homeowner has really sucked up the free time for robot building. I have a robot about 3/4 of the way done, just no legs/wheels/locomotion for it yet. I have found that drilling through sheet stainless steel is a major PITA, even with a high end bit.

Since the weather here has been very mild for summer (not one 90 degree day yet) I have been outside a lot repairing landscape that has been neglected for a long time, moving rocks around and generally exhausting myself after a few hours. I need to put my sketch books back in my bag so I can doodle a little during down time at work.

Also, I 'won' back my robot quilt square (#263) that is now part of a 4 square collage of skulls (one from Snow Globe a Day and one from Sun a Day). The proceeds went to support Becky's Fund - a national domestic violence awareness charity. It was also displayed in Richmond at Gallery 5 as part of Noah Scalin's Skull Appreciation exhibit. It now resides in a hallway in our house with other fabric art and pictures.

Ok, back to work and hopefully back to robots soon!

Friday, July 29, 2011

#369 Index Card Robot

Another telcon, another robot made from items on hand. Index cards, staples, tape and marker.