Thursday, June 2, 2011

#365 Another SkullBot to bookend things

So here I am at the end of a year of making robots. I can't believe my year is done now! Granted, I missed a couple days of making a robot but made up for it by making multiple robots in a day to try and stay true to the 365. And I did do a couple 'guest posts' but overall it has been a neat experience, my creativity is way higher than it ever has been and best of all I am not sick of robots. In fact I will be continuing the robot a day site here but I'll be on a less strict schedule than before. This give me time to try out a few robot ideas that will take a bit more patience than I can allow for a daily project.
Most robots done here were thought up shortly before creation and many I only had an hour or less to come up with and work with something (the bummer of working for a living). I highly encourage everyone to do a 365 project, even if you don't do something every day, it still is a good way to get your creativity going.

Many thanks to my dedicated commenters, Mr. Noah Scalin for the original project and inspiration (pick up his 365 creative journal and fire up your creativity), for regular inspiration as well, The Daily Robot for awesome inspiration and some great art that now is in my houe, Robot a day for more robot ideas and inspiration, all you other 365ers who have commented and inspired me, anyone else I forgot and most importantly my dear wife Paloma for her support and understanding of my crazy whims and this project!

Now - Robot #365 - I wanted to bookend things with another SkullBot. Initially this was going to be a Skullicopter - a fusion of the skull to my mini-helicopter but I couldn't get it to fly right so here is what I came up with. Plastic skull, board from a dead PC speaker, hand cut aluminum sheet metal, plastic wire loom, IKEA creepy hand drawer pulls and some computer parts (and a googly eye for good measure!). Had to use a crapton of hot glue to hold this guy in place (the poor person's epoxy :D )

Thank you again all for following and commenting. Another robot will be here, but maybe after I take a week off! Now if you excuse me it is Adult Beverage Time!


  1. Congratulations, job well done, play well done, it's been a treat to see your robots.

  2. congratulations!!! i have enjoyed your robots, and hopefully i will see more work from you in the future - even if it isn't robots!