Thursday, September 30, 2010

#118 Awkward Bot

The tall and skinny bot is feeling awkward and out of place.

Oil pastel try #2 and I'm much happier with how this turned out, still need to work on my technique but it's improving.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

#117 Parts Bot

Not trying to bite The Daily Robot's style, but instead this is inspired by his awesome consolidation of parts into robots (like This one and remixes like this and not to mention the awesome RayGun Schematic print (of which I bought a copy).

Electric transformer, capacitors, some lamp thing and a schematic.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

#116 Snowy Owlbot

Not seen in warmer climates, the Snowy Owlbot is a majestic robot with a talent for hunting down smaller obsolete technology. Here one is feasting on a favorite meal - a CueCat of the PS2 variety, that's good eating!

Packing foam cut and glued, computer parts and an old Radio Shack CueCat (I have a USB one I've modified into a barcode scanner).

Monday, September 27, 2010

#115 Fanbot 2

Another fanbot, it's pretty humid/warm today for late September in Oregon so time to break out the robot eyes and mouth and slap them on something!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

#114 Farmer Bot

From the WPA archives, one of the first attempts at a farming automaton, unfortunately it was a bit too rustic and the parts were later used on a dam somewhere in the Tennessee valley.

Didn't come out how I wanted it but I grew weary of the futzing in a photo editor game.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

#113 Two heads are better than one!

Are two heads better than one? Does one have good thoughts while the other plots destruction? Well, no - they both want a meatbag pinata to play with. Science must go on, sometimes at the expense of the scientists.

Made from the plastic packaging for a pair of toothbrushes, googly eyes (of course!), network cable, paint, random parts and a dowel.

Friday, September 24, 2010

#112 Keybot

This robot lost it's head.

Found by Paloma as she walked in to work, poor little keybot is all by itself now.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

#111 Robot Mood Chart

So what mood is your robot in today? This handy chart can help you figure that out!

Click it to embiggen!

Maybe not?

Based on those 'Today I Feel' posters and such, had a magnetic one given to me by my wife from her university's new student week, tried to modify it but just wasn't working out. So went to my stand-by of Neutron Robot Man and GIMP. Special thanks to Paloma (my wife) for 'BINARY', perfect mood for a robot!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

#110 Behind System Center

What lies behind Microsoft System Center? Malevolent overlord? Benevolent protector?

Small mint tin, sharpie, GIMP magic.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

#109 Someday

Someday the little ROMerpillar will grow up to be a beautiful Cyberfly.

Old BIOS chip, RAM chip, foil and copper wire.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010

#107 Obsolete iPod

Second iPod robot. This one is my obsolete first generation shuffle that is dead except for use as a quick robot.

iPod, construction paper, batteries and a twisty tie thing from a charger.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

#106 Acorn Bot Hybrid

An attempt at a hybrid robot of organic material and metal. Oak and steel. It never could get over the horror that it was not quite alive.

Acorn, shiny chenille stems and googly eyes.

Friday, September 17, 2010

#105 Guest Post

Guest post today courtesy of my dear wife Paloma. This is the card she made for me for our anniversary, a cute robot couple. Thanks sweetie!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

#104 Contemplative Bot

It computers therefore it is? Descartes contemplation perhaps?

Construction paper on my new USB backup drive.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

#103 Anniversary Bot

*EDIT* Removed the cut/spoiler alert since it is now my anniversary

Anniversary Bot, hand cut card for our 15th anniversary which is tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

#102 Gift Bot (Box)

It's a gift bot full of love (or WUV!). Gift for my dear wife on the celebration of our 15th wedding anniversary this week (in the box, not the box itself!).

Gift box, pen/pencil, feet from Ikea (drawer pulls), antennae wire and wire.

Monday, September 13, 2010

#101 Crow T. Warhol

Using the image I made yesterday's papercut from I did a Warhol-ish design. I know, it's pretty played out but I did recently see the original Warhol of Marylin Monroe during my stay in DC earlier this year and thought it was really cool. If I could do Lichtenstein I'd do one like that but my drawing isn't that good.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

#100 Crow T. Robot Papercut

"I'm Different!"

For bot #100 I wanted to do something a little more intensive so with a big thank you to the Dudecraft Blog and Paul Overton I did a papercut Crow T. Robot. Paul is a master of the papercut, I've done one other prior to this, a papercut of my dad's Marine portrait as a gift to my mom after my dad passed away last year.
This is about 4" x 5.5" and the black layer was toughest with it's little fussy bits. Check out Dudecraft and look at the various papercuts or look at the Dudecraft Flickr pool for some other amazing papercuts.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

#99 Bot-tles of Bots

99 Bots down! So here is a GIMP created label for an IPA (since the Pacific Northwest is known for the fine hops that are produced here). Still struggling to get the hang of GIMP, which pushes me closer to getting Photoshop again since I understood it much better.

Friday, September 10, 2010

#98 Magic Rub Stamp

Stamping around is today's robot. Hand made stamp cut from a Magic Rub eraser.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

#97 Portly Bot

Portly bot made with some parts from earlier bots and a wax covering from some Babybel cheese.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

#96 Little People-style Humping Robot

For those that don't watch Robot Chicken - The Humping Robot gets its rocks off on humping mechanical and other inanimate things. Here is a Fisher-Price Little People style interpretation of him. Charging up on a 9 volt.

Made with a wood peg, spray paint and sharpie.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

#95 Rachael Ray Bot

Arranged with 15 issues of Everyday with Rachael Ray magazine and a couple inserts. Yes, I like Rachael Ray, I make no apologies.

Monday, September 6, 2010

#94 Furbot

Not sure how our cat has any fur left, this gathering is from washing one of her blankets, a lint-trap full.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

#93 We don't serve their kind....

A word of warning to certain automatons, if another group of automatons says they don't serve your kind it might heed you to steer clear of their data channels. This one just wouldn't take no for an answer and is now a warning pike on the entrance to those particularly less than hospitable robot's territory.

foil over a bottle cap and googly eyes.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

#92 Rosie the Robot

Few know that Rosie the Robot (as seen on The Jetsons) started out as an exotic French Maid bot working in a robot dance club. Until that unfortunate day the creepy little man with the mustache and a strong 'sprocket' fetish came in. He demanded a lap dance, his lackey George said it was crazy. But hey, money talks and common sense walks.

The dance happened, the little creep was almost crushed, Rosie fell and was grievously damaged and George was left to cover not only the little man's dalliances but to pay off the club owner. In order to 'pay' George back the little man bumped his pay and had Rosie remade into a robot maid and gave it to George, his family none the wiser behind what really happened.

That bald freak who loves cogs knows that dirt can be dug up and he might be able to force his competitor out of business. He tries and tries but George knows if he values his insides on the inside he will keep quiet as his boss made sure should he ever speak out about it he'll find Rosie a capable disembowler as well as being able to clean it all up afterward.

Apologies if I just raped anyone's childhood.

Friday, September 3, 2010

#91 "Laser" Robot

Had a divot removed from my leg today (hopefully benign growth) and the lights looked very robotic, so pic of lights, pic of my leg, crappy GIMP shopping job and VOILA! MAGIC!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

#90 Updgrade Coming?

Apple technology lives in mortal fear of Steve Jobs keynote addresses. They just know that one of these days 'Oh, and one more thing...' will mean they've been usurped by a newer, cuter model. Fortunately for my iPod classic it's safe for now but it still looks around the corner.

Lithium batteries and some sort of plug covers on my iPod.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

#89 Cardboard Giant Robot

Johnny Sokko would like this Giant Robot. Inspired by the great Japanese TV show and a bit of Gundam influence as well.