Monday, February 28, 2011

Sunday, February 27, 2011

#269 Not the droid you are looking for

Especially if you're only a fan of the original Star Wars trilogy. I'm currently playing Knights of the Old Republic for the first time (yay getting on board with a 2004 game!) that was $20 at the Mac app store. This is T3-M4 the R2-D2 equivalent from 4000 years prior to the original trilogy. It doesn't have the same charm as R2 but does look like a faithful dog of sorts. I am sucked in for over 10 hours of playing so far and not even a 1/4 of the way in, so there went my weekend and here came a screen shot.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

#268 Pinch Danger

When working with your automaton please be aware of all placards and warnings.


Another for the infrequent sign series, I do have a couple more I may do before it's all done.

Friday, February 25, 2011

#267 Carrot Shred Bot

With 'Shred' in its name it should really be some sort of heavy metal headbanging robot. But instead it's from my lunch. A Higher Taste Bhima Power Burger that had a LOT of shredded carrots on it. And it was delicious too!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

#266 Found in a game

Hadn't played 'Azada' in a while then remembered that there is a pretty sweet robot in it:

Lazy today? You bet, we were hyped with a killer snowstorm for two days so my hopes were high I would be able to stay at home all day. Woke to 3 inches on the ground but in Portland proper there was hardly any, so the masses had to work while the kids had today off. /sometimessuckstobeanadultrant

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

#265 Hydrocortibot

Insert an obligatory 'It rubs the lotion on its skin' joke here.

Hydrocortisone lotion with a dab of toothpaste to try and highlight the eyes.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

#264 The Sabertooth Robot

Today's robot is an homage to Mike Russell's Sabertooth Vampire character based on a twitter sketch request.
Mike does Culturpulp features (with the awesome Mr. Do and Mr. Don't) in the Oregonian as well as movie reviews and other ventures. He's @culturpulp on twitter
The Sabertooth Robot.

Monday, February 21, 2011

#263 Robot Skull Quilt Square

Today's robot was done as part of Skull A Day's art quilt auction project to benefit Becky's Fund which is a national non-profit domestic violence and education organization. So far they have enough blocks for two quilts but the deadline is Saturday May 28th, 2011 so they can get more done in time for Skull Appreciation Day on June 4th.



12x12 cotton backing, cut felt pieces sewn down. This will be in the mail tomorrow heading to Virginia.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Saturday, February 19, 2011

#261 Indecent Exposure Bot

"Will some be offended by my lack of pants? Sure there are famous characters with no pants such as Porky Pig and Donald Duck but neither have a swivel lifting block between their appendages that is there for the world to see."
Oh automaton, if you've got it flaunt it, you're just as the creator made you *

*not an endorsement of letting non-automatons 'swing free'


Mini flashlight and wire.

Friday, February 18, 2011

#260 Mr. Mouth Bot

FEED ME! This bot seems to have a large capacity for filling its mouth.


Made from two lids painted silver and glued together with pipe stems and a googly eye. The lids looked like robo-boobs until I glued them together.

Reminds me of Mr. Mouth:

Thursday, February 17, 2011

#259 SCIENCE!

This automaton has donated its chassis to science. It is now used as a teaching aid in a robo-osteology class.


Yes I reused parts from #257 the Untangler, it looked too much like a skull the other way around so a robot skeleton seemed appropriate. Nod to Skull A Day and Noah for the Skullphabet 2 font and as always for Skully inspiration!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

#258 Celery Bot Revisited

Oh the horror of organic based robots! Moisture content failing! Crispy immobility immanent!

Revisiting Celery Bot, I'll keep it going to see the final outcome but promise not to use it as a daily robot again, just an update.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

#257 Untangler

How can a robot with such spindly wiry arms and no obvious means of self-propulsion be an 'untangler'? It's a mystery of automata for sure.

Found pieces, keystone network jack and handset 'untangler' and some wire

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

#254 Robots Playing

If you see this sign driving around maybe you might consider just keeping moving....

Wanted to do another sign since they are fun to do.

Friday, February 11, 2011

#253 Brass Nails

This robot has some brass ones, plenty of brass ones.

Found a pile of little finish nails, formed into a robot.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

#252 Doctor Nano Bot

Doctor Nano Bot may be small but the good Doctor can go places other bots only compute about during recharge cycles.


Tiny computer thingee with penny for comparison. Dab of paint.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

#250 Iron Willy

An early 1900s attempt at making a crime fighting automaton, Iron Willy was strong, iron fisted and a belly full of fire. Unfortunately it was also plate steel with rivets procured from the Harland and Wolff Shipyard, builders of the Olympic Class ocean liner - aka the builders of Titanic. Thus the first cold night out while attempting to stop some local hoods Iron Willy took a swing, missed and hit a brick wall causing his rivets to fracture and the steel to split. Iron Willy was melted down.

Monday, February 7, 2011

#249 PNUT

Is this robot nuts? Yes it is, or more appropriately it's legumes!


Arranged roasted shell peanuts.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

#248 Soap Bot

What gets dirtier as you get cleaner? Could be Soap Bot...

Carved hotel soap, this was harder than I thought it would be, sacrificed one bar for figuring out some sort of technique. Used an Xacto and some dental tools to work with it, wet it down a little and continued.

Friday, February 4, 2011

#246 Hodge Podge Bodge

Ok this is just a bodged hodge-podge of items made into the form of a robot. This week has beat me down and this is all I have for Friday.


ear buds, ear bud winder, beer cap, tweezers, SD card, chenille stem, spade connectors, USB cap

#245 Disapproving Bot Disapproves

Disapproving Bot Disapproves. Your actions only compute in disapproval.

Pencil and pen sketch done during a telephone conference. Ink smeared when I erased the pencil. Yesterdays bot today.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Wednesday, February 2, 2011