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Main-Robo

Here is a very territorial One-Eyed-Bot. He’s intent on zapping a Wee-Bot that has strayed into his personal space. Luckily for the little guy he’s pursuing, he moves very slowly with those cumbersome tri-pod legs, and his tiny T-Rex hands are practically useless. All the Wee-Bots know to steer clear of it’s extended whipping tail with it’s electrically charged tip. Sadly, One-Eyed-Bot-taunting has become a popular sport among Wee-Bots, and a singed butt simply a badge of honor. Hmmm…so who’s the bully?

I love making junk-bots. Call me crazy, but old junk inspires me. I tried joining in on Alpha Bots! and was keeping up with making a robot for each letter of the alphabet. Then I had made a “kaboom bot” with an explosion coming out of it’s head for the letter K and was ready to post it when the bombings happened in Boston. My timing stunk. Luckily I didn’t post it but I lost my momentum and stopped making them. Junk-bots A-I can be seen on my earlier posts.

It’s been ages since I participated on IF. When I saw this week’s topic, I had to join in on the fun. I love ALL of your illustrated robots!!


Insectobot

Also known as Insectoboticus maximus, this lace-winged robot insect can be found flying around the junk yard searching for prey. They have extremely large eyes and a long slender abdomen. With their large mandibles they can chew quickly, easily, and while on the move. Their favorite food consists of rusty pieces of scrap metal, old batteries and junk car parts. Their role in the ecosystem is an important one, for they are efficient recyclers of our discarded old junk. And, their detritus can be a healthful tasty snack when a good recipe is followed. *See recipe below.

 
*You really think there’s a recipe for bug poop? Yuck!

Go on over to Alphabots! a sure fire recipe for fun.

(Click for XLG pic.)


HorseshoeBot
“I’ve never seen a horseshoe crab that looks like that before…must be from your side of the family.”

“I don’t know, I heard New Jersey has a lot of iron in the water. I’m gonna start to get bottled from now on.”

Visit Alphabots! where you might see something you’ve never seen before.


GigundoBot
Calling Gigundo Bot very large would be an understatement. He is a walloping, tremendous, super-colossal monster robot. Just the sight of his massive figure causes panic in the streets. In the right hands, he can be an invaluable asset to heads of governments and superpowers. When things get out of control they call on Gigundo Bot. He solves the really big problems. If a dictator in a foreign land mistreats his own people and threatens neighboring countries, the people call on Gigundo Bot. If an oil spill is spreading out of control putting delicate ecosystems at risk, they call on Gigundo Bot. If elected officials protect the super rich and hold the country hostage instead of doing the right thing for average citizens, Gigundo Bot is the one they call on.

You go Gigundo Bot!

So if you find you need help with a larger than life problem, you can call on Gigundo Bot. Or you can visit Alphabots! where you’ll find robots big and small ready to assist you.


CageBot

Here is installation number three in the Alphabots challenge of a robot for every letter of the alphabet. I recommend that you visit Alphabots to see the creative work being done over there.

Meet Cagebot. He’s feeling a little low and a bit fed up right now. The birds make fun of him all day long and taunt him with their chirps and tweets. He knows it’s because they’re free to fly, while he has to look at life through the bars of a cage. He’s tried to join in with their singing, but it just comes out like a rusty squeak.

The Cagebot sings
with fearful trill
of the things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the Cagebot sings of freedom.

It’s sacrilegious, I know, to make fun of the great Maya Angelou’s sacred poem. I feel just terrible about it.


Bulbot

Here is my second installation into the Alphabots challenge, a robot for every letter of the alphabet. Two down and twenty four to go!

The Bulbot’s phosphorescence is really quite resplendent,

It radiates, illuminates and even scintillates.

Beware of Bulbot’s beaming actinic rays so incandescent,

For you he may dazzle, frazzle or incinerate.

*Awkward poem using a thesaurus.


Acro-Bot

A is for Acro-Bot.

This little guy is very good at juggling and walking a tightrope at the same time. He has also been known to ride a unicycle while making a ham sandwich.

I have been dabbling in robot assemblages lately. When I came across the AlphaBots! challenge I thought it would be fun to participate.

This Acro-Bot was made from found objects with some pencil drawings and Photoshop effects.