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Design

Miniature Toy Robots Made from Recycled Electronic Components

February 16, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Portuguese product designer Marco Fernandes built some fun robots out of electrical components salvaged from the trash heap. So far Fernandes has designed nine figures as part of his R³bot series, I think #R³bot nine is definitely my favorite.

 

 



Photography

Light Painting with Roomba Vacuum Cleaners

July 3, 2011

Christopher Jobson

These photos have apparently been around for a while, but this is totally new to me. An enterprising group of robotic vacuum cleaner owners have used LEDs affixed to the top of their Roombas to create these amazing long exposure photographs. Check out Roomba art group for more. Photos via IBR Roomba, Mike Bala, and Steve Doll. (via laughing squid)

 

 



Art

Sparebots

March 6, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Lenny Lenfesteys creates these awesome tiny sparebots using spare computer parts, LEDs, and other electronic scraps. See also his collections of tiny planes, and wonderful tiny rockets. (via make)

 

 



Photography

The Robot Book by Thomas Jackson

February 27, 2011

Christopher Jobson

The Robot Book is the latest creation from Brooklyn-based artist and photographer Thomas Jackson (previously). It’s actually the culmination of a larger photo project he completed last year which follows dreamlike story of a lone robot in a post-apocalyptic future, carrying on the day-to-day menial tasks of life. The book is constructed from sheet metal, salvaged wood, and is embedded with an antenna (!) and other electrical components. It contains 24 giclée-printed photographs and 7 giclée-printed illustrations by Jackson.

When I began this project three years ago, I didn’t know I was making a book. The plan was to create a series of staged photographs addressing a set of themes that interested me, among them our culture’s obsession with hard work and our less-than-harmonious relationship with the natural world. Composed in narrative form, in the manner of a medieval tapestry or altarpiece, the pictures would tell the story of a solitary robot’s last days in a post-apocalyptic place. But when I completed the images in late 2010, the project felt unfinished. The story seemed to need one last narrative twist. The answer, I came to realize, was a book. A book that was itself an artifact from the world I’d created in the pictures. A combination of organic, manufactured and mechanical components, it would be the sort of thing the robot himself might have made. The result is a mixed media mash-up that’s part sculpture, part graphic novel, part photo book and part gadget—an inscrutable relic long lost in an apocryphal future.

If you’re interested in obtaining a copy (a limited edition of 11) you can contact the artist directly via his web site.

 

 



Photography

Thomas Jackson Photographs Robots Doing Everyday Chores

October 28, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Any time I’m tagging a post with art, photography, and robots you know it’s gotta be good. Great photos from New York photographer Thomas Jackson. (via i like this blog, with a quick 5-question interview)

 

 



Music

Robot Romance directed by Charles De Meyer

October 17, 2010

Christopher Jobson

A new music video/short film by Belgian director Charles De Meyer for Amon Tobin‘s 2007 track Esther’s off Foley Room. I agree with a comment on YouTube, “I’d rather watch this than transformers.” Go for the HD full-screen.