The Systematic Annihilation of Helpless Objects via Robot is an arena full of machines that spew fire and destroy home appliances and other detritus that would normally be relegated to the trash. Justin Gray‘s creations are built from and inspired by vintage machinery. They pump their metal muscles for the crowd in this video from Maker Faire Bay Area 2011.

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Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).