“Defender of the Kitchen” junkbot sculpture

Craft & Design Robotics
“Defender of the Kitchen” junkbot sculpture

I love all of the fun, inspiring work being done in robotic found-art sculpture. Bot sculpture, built out of junk, is one of the folk art forms of the early 21st century. One of the mad practitioners of the form is Mario Caicedo Langer, of Bogotá, Colombia. Check out his Flickr photostream for other awesome bot art made from kitchen appliances, computer parts, joysticks, and other household detritus.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at garstipsandtools.com.

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