I'll admit enjoying the whole mythos of giant robots from space run amok and determined to take over our pretty, shiny planet. But there are also heroic robots like R2-C4 that come out of nowhere to save humans from the literary slaughter.
|This is R2-C4. You may have seen him defending William Shakespeare from the Spacebot. I would classify him as a moderately vicious looking robot. It's a good thing he is on our side.|
I also have some totally happy and well adjusted junk bots I've built and similar collaborations with Claire. She tends to save robotic destruction for cartooning and builds generally happy robots.
Unfortunately, those robots haven't been featured often enough and I need to alter the Happy Bot Quotient.
The following happy robot was built as a gift for a friend of the family's high school graduation. She is a Harry Potter fanatic and one of the biggest Word Nerds we know outside of our own family - ironic as she is the child of an engineer and a math teacher. She is relentlessly upbeat with a touch of snark and needed a friendly companion for the dorm.
|I didn't have time to add batteries, a switch and LEDs inside the camera. The light stick arms really balances this guy's look.|
|Still charming with the lights off.|
Both the Lite Brite and the Kodak Hawkeye were garage sale rejects that still had their masking tape price stickers. Still, the Hawkeye is unique. I do save and display a variety of point and shoots from the 1930s-1970s. So the line is fuzzy at times and subject to fits of whimsy on my part. Generally, the higher the technology and mechanical level, the less likely I am to turn it into a robot part.
So there you have it: a happy robot with a side of angst. This probably won't be the last happy robot to earn a spot on Vintagetechobsessions.