Friday, December 31, 2010

#211 Doodle Bot

Tried out a doodle program on my iPhone, this is the result. Too little of a screen to get much detail going but I did like the 'stamp' feature to give my robot a skull.
Finished this on 12/31/10 and post dating this as I did not want to get out of my warm quilt to sit at the computer and post this last night.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

#210 I get by with office supplies!

Robot made with some office supplies - not that anyone is going to be needing a 3 and 1/2 inch floppy any time soon!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

#209 Sticking its neck out bot

This bot is known to stick its neck out to help any automatons it can.

Made from a phone connector, power outlet, ribbon cable and plastic legs. It reminded me of Ithorians from the Star Wars universe (Hammerheads):

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

#208 Cable Strippin' Bot

Had plans for a different robot today but time constraints lead me to this cable stripping robot.

RG-58 cable stripper and a cable splitter.

Monday, December 27, 2010

#207 Box Bot

This probably would have been more appropriate on Boxing Day but here it is - Box Bot.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

#206 More Giftbots!

Today was Christmas part 2, day trip to the in-laws at the coast. I received the gift of Robots! A wind-up dancing guy and a 'Hex Bot' robo-ant that rolls along and reverses direction when the antennae or tail hit something - it was a huge hit with the cat.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

#205 Gift of a Robot

Had to get at least one robot related gift today, this unlined notebook/sketch book.
I think The Daily Robot received one like this not too long ago as well.

Friday, December 24, 2010

#204 Robot Pants

I just want to dance in my robot skin pants!

Robot sleep pants sewn as a gift for my wife (with her help cutting them out and guidance on using her serger and sewing machine since I only sew maybe once a year).

Close up of fabric.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

#203 Scene of the Xmas Crime

Judging by the candy cane outline there's been a robotocide in Santa Land. Another automaton cut down in its prime of making toys.

Candy cane garland outline

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

#201 Sugar Cookie Bot

Cooked up another robot, a sugar cookie bot. I tried to modify a cookie cutter, that result is to the left, looks more like a top hat wearing guy. So I hand formed a robot and dabbed a little icing on it before realizing the details get lost in icing.

Now that it is posted, evidence will be consumed.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

#199 Crusty PieBot

Baking a pie for a mini feast tonight (our between Thanksgiving and Christmas feast, a little later since I was traveling). Made a robot out of extra pie crust, had to brown it up a bit before adding to the pie, and also it let the pie firm a bit so ti wouldn't sink

On the pie after it came out of the oven. Bon Appetit!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

#197 Rudolph the 50ohm Reindeer

Then one foggy Christmas eve, Santa came to say - Rudolph with your ohms so high, won't you terminate my BNC tonight....

50ohm BNC terminator, other BNC couplers from an old coax network.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

#196 Computer 'Key' Bot

Remember keys for your computer? I have a bunch of them, plus keys to other old devices. Gotta keep that case secure!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

#195 MyrrhBot

Here comes the third Magi Bot - MyrrhBot is happy to hover over and provide the finest of perfumes and oils.

#194 Frank, the Incense Bot

Catch up, this would be for Tuesday the 14th.

Here comes Magi bot #2, Frank, the Incense Bot.
Disappointed that the pic didn't catch the smoke trails but that is burning incense in the 'hands'

#193 Gold Bot

Time to get caught up now that I am home. This would be for Monday the 13th.
Here comes the first of the three wise bots, the bot of gold.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

#192 Bows and Ribbons

Tis the season for the trappings of Christmas. Assemblage of bows and a ribbon roll head.

#191 Cat Toy Bot (and back in action)

So I have been able to make some time again for bots, so here is the 'yesterday' bot that puts me back on track for a true 365.
Cat toys.

And the cat - my mom's 3 legged, polydactyl 14 year old kitty Hoppy.

Mention from Make Something 365

365: A Daily Creativity Journal is a new book/creativity journal from Noah Scalin, aka the SkullMaster from Skull-A-Day who is the inspiration for my project. Got a nice mention on his 365 site, I highly encourage you to check out his new book - it is on my wish list for Christmas!

I really hate that I broke my streak but as the saying goes - it is what it is, if things mellow a bit here I may pick it back up before Friday and do some catch up.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Bots on hold until 12/17/2010

Due to being at my mom's house and events I have to suspend making a bot until I am back at my regular residence. I feel like I'm failing in my 365 but I know it is what you make it. If the situation changes I will post.

Friday, December 10, 2010

#190 Bellhop Bot

Last day in Oklahoma City on this trip, off to my mom's house in Florida tomorrow and maybe a bot that isn't a sketch.

Bellhop Bot helps take the luggage down for me.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

#189 5 minute sketch bot

Today I have another long day ahead so I cranked out this sketch then penned it in roughly. I will probably visit this one again for a coloring job. Shape inspired by the desk lamp in my hotel room.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

#188 Oatmeal Cookie Bot

Mmmmm, cookie. Oatmeal cookie with pieces removed to make a robot-like shape. All evidence has now been removed.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

#187 Lil' Miss Cutie Bot

So the hotel I am staying at had one of those toddlers and tiaras pageants going on this weekend. Very high on the creepy factor IMO, I just don't understand tarting up your daughter ala Jon Benet, not to mention that serious gender binary bias.
A quick doodle this morning with a more acceptable tiny tiara contestant, Lil' Miss Cutie Bot, programmed for cuteness and less of a creepiness factor provided you aren't creeped out by little robots. 2"x1" pencil sketch.

Monday, December 6, 2010

#186 Red Devil Bot

Another on the road quickie. Red foil wrapper from a candy cane Almond Roca.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

#185 Via Bot

So sitting in a hotel room I really don't want to only draw robots, thus I have to dig in to my snacks/supplies. Starbucks Christmas Blend Via packets.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

#183 Bedbot

Sleep tight, don't let the Bedbots bite! This bedbot will tuck you in and play soothing music or white noise.

I need a bedbot after getting about 8 hours sleep total the last 3 days. Traveling blues. And with this one I am over the halfway mark!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

#182 Tiebot

Now if only these would tie themselves, but the risk there is a rouge tiebot would keep on keepin' on and well, oxygen is already limited with one of these on.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

#181 Robot Haiku

I have been on the go since 3:30AM and am exhausted, I have considered suspending my project the next few weeks while I am traveling but I want to stay in the spirit of the project and the example the Skullmaster set. So for now I soldier on with a haiku.

Unfeeling eye stares
Wonder what the intent is
Good robot or bad?

Not great but it is my robo-contribution of the day.