Monday, December 15, 2008

A Holiday Rhythmic Automaton

What do geeks do when it gets cold and snowy outside? They make robots, silly! Or silly robots, for that matter. Hank wanted to make a robot on Saturday, so we pulled out the Vex Robotics System and created a melamine bowl carrying server-bot. It was okay. It delivered cheesy popcorn to its five year old creator, but it lacked something. I was staring at the round rim of steel that held the popcorn bowl, and tapping my fingers on a table when it hit me - let's make a drumming robot! Well, it ain't pretty... but I'm hacky like that.

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At least it made my wife and kids laugh out loud. Mission accomplished. Oh, and Hank, I owe you a new Wal-Mart drum set.

6 comments:

dan w. said...

That's the most disgusting holiday music robot I've ever seen... I give it a 9 out of 10.

Scott Raedeke said...

Thanks for the visit, Daniel. I know you're a man of good taste, which makes your kudos even more special to me. If you value your "A" grade in Adv Digital Media, you will never speak of this again!

David said...

I love robots - I've always loved robots. That's why, I suppose, that robot love is forbidden!

Miles Inada said...

"Your face is so hard, your skin is skin deep. Your voice box tells me we have a robot love." --Charles Burns, El Borbah

peteo said...

It is just a matter of time before your robot will be opening for Van Halen. This will launch a headlining tour, followed quickly by domination of the casino circuit.

I am jealous of your robotic endeavors.

Scott Raedeke said...

I thought you took over Latona Robotics in the famous micro-brew hand shake merger in 2000... what gives? Stock fraud?