Thursday, March 31, 2011

#301 Grabby Roller

Roll and grab. Roll and grab. Simple protocol to follow, just hope you're not in its path when it either rolls or grabs.

Made during a telcon. Cardboard, empty tape roll, empty can of almonds, Sharpie.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


LE0-D0NI5 is a Spartan Bot. Ready to hold back the P34-51@N robots as long as possible.

#300 just calls for that old meme SPARTA!
Two tennis balls, a piece of felt for the frill, plastic pieces from windshield wiper adapters, pipe stem and RAM with some Sharpie.
A shot outside my light box which was not cooperating today.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

#299 Stress Relief Robot

Ever have one of those days you just want to hurl something at the TV? Smash your computer right in the screen? Stress Relief Robot can help! Just pick it up and throw it as hard as you can! The best part? It is made of soft felt so it should bounce right off provided you didn't buy a computer or television made of rice paper and divinity.

Felt cube with polyfil stuffing, sewn inside out and then flipped and stuffed. 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"

Monday, March 28, 2011

#298 Retired Robot

Being a high tech piece of equipment can be a brutal existence, before you know it you're obsolete and retired.

3.5" floppy, cardboard and paper with some Sharpie for good measure.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

#297 April Showers?

March in Oregon has been 'In like a lion, out like a lion' so far, this robot is wondering if it is time for April showers.

Whiteboard doodle update.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

#296 Drum Majorbot

Marching to the beat of a different robot is Drum Majorbot. Ready to lead it is outstanding in its field. And out standing, in its field too!

Playing wiht my large calligraphy marker and some near 16 year old Pentel pens that still work!

Friday, March 25, 2011

#295 xtranormal Robotz Movie

Thanks to a posting at DudeCraft I was reminded of xtranormal and their text-to-movies and a robot template. So here is some robot performance art.

And a link if the embed doesn't work:

Thursday, March 24, 2011

#294 Juggling Robot

Looking for a robot on a unicycle juggling? Look no further!

Watercolor pencil with pencil outlines, I am still figuring out the watercolor pencils, think I should have roughed this first with the pencil then used the watercolor to do the details. More practice.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

#293 Easter Surprise Bot

So you thought those plastic Easter eggs were going to be full of jelly beans? Were you ever surprised when it was actually a robot with disruption rays!

Little plastic easter eggs and a googly eye/glittery pipe stem.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

#292 Biscotti Robot

Just got home from 7+ hours of driving after a very exhausting several days in Spokane (visiting, cleaning out Grandma's house, going to Women's NCAA Hoops). So here is a robot from biscotti (home made from my MIL).

Monday, March 21, 2011

#291 Jumpin' Jack Bot

Jumpin' Jack Bot Does a Lot Lot Lot!
Ok, not as catchy as the Stones song.

Vintage jacks (probably 1950s) from my wife's grandmother's house. Monday 3/21/2011 robot, no computer yesterday to post.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

#290 NCAA Basketbot

In the ongoing battle against counterfeit tickets the NCAA has devised the transforming ticket to prove its authenticity. Michael Bay explosions not included.

Made from my ticket to yesterday's NCAA game.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

#289 Robot Limerick

There was a robot made of steel
Who felt it had a raw deal
Its creator made it work
While other robots did shirk
So it sued and the case is under appeal.

Ok, lame limerick it is. Off to NCAA Womens tourney this morning (go Gonzaga!) so I'm distracted and lacking time.

Friday, March 18, 2011

#288 30 Second Robot

Robot thrown together in 30 seconds from random items in my dining room/living room area. I'll be on the road driving to Spokane today (6-7 hours) so I figured I should at least do something quick now. Off to the NCAA Women's Basketball Tourney and to visit family.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

#287 Stereotype Holiday Robot

Stereotype Holiday Bot is the perfect answer for all your holiday needs! Need a Santa? Cupid? Leprechaun? No problem! Thanks to the latest in lighting and image technology Stereotype Holiday Bot can project whatever imagery you want to present.

I did not want to do a 'St. Patrick's Day' robot, but here it is in stereotype format. Using my old stand-by Neutron Robot Man and some shoppery.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

#286 Scratch art on a sweet potato

Scratched robot on a sweet potato. Then poked full of holes and microwaved, covered in butter and brown sugar and eaten.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

#285 Caesar Bot is Worried

Beware the Ides Bots of March!

Started as a doodle to try out my new Itoya 1.5mm marker, thought I'd do a middle aged bot but it looked a bit like Caesar so there it is.

Monday, March 14, 2011

#284 Feline Containment Unit

Rogue felines wandering your house? Need them contained? The Feline Containment Unit can help! With patented Cardboardanium technology no feline can resist the call of the Feline Containment Unit!

Box with a quick doodle/cut out claws. And Sasha Kittlesworth McTroublemaker the First as my assistant and stunt cat.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

#283 Flashing Robot

Today was a 'make a functioning-ish robot' day. Here is a robot with flashing lights in its chest.

And some video of the lights flashing:

Saturday, March 12, 2011

#282 Nightmare Generator

What I imagine some robots would have nightmares about running in to.

Various parts including the case from a SD card, computer chips and a googly eye

Friday, March 11, 2011

#281 Happy It Is Friday Bot

This robot is happy it does not have to work this weekend. And the same applies to me.

Cut paper.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

#280 Just another robot

Having nothing witty or creative to say at this time here is just another robot.

Wood peg painted, routed out a little with a Dremel, googly eyes, computer parts,

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

#279 An Angry Shade of Blue

Trying to get used to using my work tablet PC so I doodled around in the ink program and made an angry looking robot. Considering buying a Wacom Bamboo tablet, the working area is small on it but the price is low and it'd be better than a mouse for doodling.

Nerd Merit Badge!

My Nerd Merit Badge from Make Something 365 is here!
I am 278 days in to my project and will be hitting my 365 before I know it, probably will still make the occasional robot after that too but probably not every day. Thanks Noah for the awesome merit badge!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

#278 Hot Rod Robot

Hell on the highways! Hot rod robots!

Computer drawn based on a doodle I did today during a telcon.

Monday, March 7, 2011

#277 Brown RiceBot

According to some experts Brown RiceBot is healthier for you than White RiceBot.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

#276 Robot Village People

The Village People has had many incarnations and members over the years, the least successful by far was the 'Robot Village People'. While fans could buy in to the idea of a robot cop and even a robot construction worker a robot 'Indian' just pushed it too far.

Shop of a Village People lineup.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

#275 Neutron Robot Man Maintenance

When performing maintenance on your Neutron Robot Man ensure that you follow the correct assembly and disassembly diagrams.

First attempt at doing some diagrams/exploded views ala The Daily Robot using tech diagrams.

Friday, March 4, 2011

#274 Purple Headed Warrior

This purple headed warrior robot is ready for hand to hand action. It possesses a firm grip of any situation and will rise to any occasion to prove its hardened steel mettle.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

#273 Gift Card Bot


Cut up Starbucks gift card

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

#272 Another Skinny Bot

Another skinny nervous looking robot, doodle done during a conference call. video challenge

Noah has put up a challenge at for those doing a 365 project to make a video for a chance to get a Make Something 365 nerd merit badge. Since I am an Eagle Scout I guess I still feel the need to go for merit badges.....

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

#271 Teabag Bot

This robot like teabagging, not in the political sense or frat-boy prank style, but just good ol' tea. Just don't ask for 'Tea, Earl Grey,hot' unless your name is Patrick Stewart
From our large variety of tea, 15 of the 18 varieties of bagged tea in our cupboard. Stash and Tazo are both out of Portland so in addition to being a great coffee town PDX is a great tea town too.