Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Framed #362

I decided I really liked yesterday's scratch board robot and had a frame with no glass, so I sprayed it down with a fixative giving it a glossy protective coating then pointed it in (thanks to the point gun we got at a craft store closing sale). As soon as I have hanging hardware again it will go up in my work area. As I unpack from our move I look forward to rotating the robots that I kept in and out of display and framing up some others.

#363 Do Not Disturb

Robots need their quite recharge time too.

Try number two with this, wooden door tag. I painted it in tempra but that did not agree with the wood so I cleaned it off and sprayed it with Krylon. Not quite how I wanted it to look but thus is the nature of a 'Do it the same day' project. 2 more to go - I can't believe that!

And yes, I will continue making robots,it will give me a chance to do some more time intensive ones that may span several days rather than creating one each day.

Monday, May 30, 2011

#362 Scratchboard Confidence

This guy is just beaming self confidence.

Scratchboard robot, I've had the board a while but have been too chicken to mess with it until this point. I was going to make a template to follow but just decided I'd freehand.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

#361 Robot Garage

The robots are heading down to the garage, or as they call it 'Our clubhouse'. Just going to spend their free time tuning up and bolting modifications on themselves.

Robot stickers given to me by my mother in-law.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

#360 Dinner is served!

As the project has gone on the accumulation of robots has continued. I haven't kept all the robots I have made but there are some I want to display but just am not sure how (other than rotating them in and out of a shelf). Found some shadow box frames at IKEA for cheap so here is #37 Robot Butler busy at a party. A dog party. But work is work nowadays.
Dinner is served, WOOF!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011

#358 Panda Head Bot?

More cybernetic pandas?

Didn't realize this assemblage looked like a panda head until I uploaded it. Made from parts in my garage and an old Intel processor. Sorry for the day late, was exhausted after cleaning my garage all evening.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

#357 Embossed Pie Pan Bot

After seeing this post on Dudecraft I had the idea to try out my hand at embossing using cheap aluminum pans. Found some cheapie pie pans at the grocery and gave it a shot. Glad I had 3 as the first two became 'prototypes'.

Thanks to Dudecraft and to Idan Friedman for the inspiration.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

#356 Summer Whiteboard

While nowhere near summer in the Pacific Northwest the grass is growing like there is no tomorrow and mowing twice a week is in effect. Time to update the whiteboard with a new doodle!

Monday, May 23, 2011

#355 1950's SkyNet

In the atomic age your automatons will work for you! They will know how to help you all on their own using the new patented SkyNet! Satisfaction guaranteed! Scientists agree that this breakthrough is foolproof and your automaton will be 100% obedient to you!

I dig 1950s and early 1960s graphics styles, I can envision things in my head but rarely get them out how I like. This is pretty dang close. I did a sketch of the robot, used GIMP to paint it, added some color blocks and then Inkscape to do the text.

Click on the image for a larger view.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

#353 Meshbot

Made from wire mesh, I was using this stuff to fix the vents around the crawl space on my house.

#352 Goose Eggs

Here is yesterdays robot, forgot to post it last night.

Wooden goose egg, wooden wheels, various hardware. Wooden pieces spray painted.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


In any language robots can be dangerous.

No es bueno!

I was thinking about some of the horrific yet funny welding safety posters I've seen that were en EspaƱol that had a serious injury yet was cartoony and humorous at the same time.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

#349 Workout Robot

This robot will work you out and pump you up. But it won't have an illegitimate child that it doesn't tell you about for a decade...

Arranged dumbbells

Monday, May 16, 2011

#347 Pyrography Robot

Guess who got a pyrography iron (wood burning iron)? Guess who did a quick robot to commemorate it?

Sunday, May 15, 2011

#346 Ma and Pa Bot

Pa and Ma Robot pose for portrait paintings.

3" x 3" canvas, spray painted then felt tip pens to fill in.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

#345 Crabbot

Scuttling around it's Crabbot!

Straws, spade connectors, plumbing piece and googly eyes.

#344 Atari 2600 Robot

Hopefully Blogger doesn't eat this one.

I loved my Atari (actually a 'Sears Telegames') and had it up until last year when I shipped it to my brother. Plus Colecovision. Man we'd waste hours upon hours on glorious blocky video game action. So primitive now but games of today weren't even a dream then.
Activison style game box done from scratch.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

#343 No Trespassing!

Some like to live life on the edge. If you are one of those types and see this sign you might want to reconsider trespassing on that particular property.

Another sign all GIMP'd up for use (thanks to an outline of a Terminator for the 'robot')

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Since I did MR. ROBOT some asked where LITTLE MISS ROBOT was. So here is LITTLE MISS ROBOT.

The 'LITTLE MISS' lineup was near the end of my elementary school years so I didn't really remember them so much as the MR. MEN series.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

#341 Beatnik Robot Head

Hey daddy-o can you dig the groove?

Found what reminded me of a beatnik inside a DSL filter that I was taking apart to see what was in it. Apparently beatnik robot heads are what is in DSL filters then.


Monday, May 9, 2011

#340 MR. ROBOT

In honor of what would be Roger Hargreaves' 76th birthday and the 40th anniversary year of MR. MEN books I present MR. ROBOT!

I remember these books from 1975 when I was in kindergarten, we had activity sheets to color in the various MR. MEN, LITTLE MISS didn't come along until a bit later.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

#339 Pegboard Compatible Bot

This robot is compatible with pegboard.

Pegboard accessories. Once again a home improvement day but at least I am out in the garage now trying to clean up my 'shop' area.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

#338 Screwing Around

Another weekend, another bunch of home projects. Some leftover screws, scrap wood and some clips accented by pencil outline.

Friday, May 6, 2011

#337 Automaton Repair Tag

When your workplace automaton needs repair you should be sure to use the proper forms and tags to report the issue to maintenance control.

(Guess who has a lot of military and government time and has filled out way too many pointless forms and tags?)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

#336 Gabacho Robot

It's Cinco De Mayo! Gaudy serape? Check! Oversize novelty sombrero? Check!
Today's robot is showing how to spot the gabacho on vacation in Mexico!

Neutron Robot Man sporting some shopped accessories.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

#335 Weedy Robot

Oh no! The weeds have formed of a robot and taken the garden tools and are out for revenge!

One of the "joys" of homeownership. Weeding. Just did one tiny section of yard and netted a huge pile of weeds. Just glad I can recycle them with yard debris.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

#334 Lego Bot #2

Some of the residents of Legoland turn out to watch the latest robot rocket by from the factory.

Broke out the Lego again and made a little robot.

Monday, May 2, 2011

#333 Rocket Skates!

Let's compare notes. I have a robot on rocket skates. You?

Doodle on a purloined hotel stationary.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

#332 Pressure

The further along in this project I go the more I am amazed and appreciative of what Noah Scalin (The Skullmaster at Skull A Day) did to come up with quality posts and skulls day after day. It is a lot of pressure to knock something out each day especially when the sun is going down and you've been busy with other things. Here is a pressure cooker made in to a robot head, feeling the pressure as I near the T Minus 30 day mark.