Thursday, June 10, 2010











































































RCA has just joined the Adopt-a-bot family!


Monday, June 7, 2010

If you stopped here after seeing the article in FHM (German version), you can see more work at www.adopt-a-bot.com (This was the address they were supposed to print...)

Sunday, June 6, 2010














































This guy needs a name - any ideas?

Monday, May 31, 2010

Gundar is a sweet little guy just looking for love in all the wrong places. He tried an automated car wash, but the soapy taste she left in his mouth reminded him too much of his childhood when he repeated something his older brother said in front of his mom. He also dated a Canon Mark V, but his oily hair obscured her optics and she is now suing over the cleanup cost.
Oolick is a rambunctious little guy that never shuts up! He is the worst gossip in Hollywood. Racing around on those little wheels of his, he can spread news like a wildfire. The only trouble is that his memory is shot and his attention span is nonexistent. So, he gets all his stories mixed up. How did you think Tabloids get all their crazy stories?
Rod is a retired Microsoft executive that got in on the ground floor. Now he is a world famous fly fishing expert that travels the globe in search of the perfect fishing spot. You can see him on "Fish with Grampy" every Sunday at 4pm on the Geezer channel.
Coop - what can I say about the little guy that hasn't already been splashed on the cover of every tabloid and ran every night for the last two weeks on E News! Did he do it? Sure. Would he do it again? I think so. One thing I know for sure is that the book deal will be worth millions!!!
Dak is a horrible driver and takes care of nothing! Take one look at his car and the will become immediately obvious. However, he is also one of the fastest driver's the Nascar Circuit has ever seen. Watch out for this up-an-coming superstar of the racing world!
Always off balance, Klootz has been arrested for public intoxication more times than he can remember. However, every time they let him off the hook because he always passes the breathalyzer test. A little goof ball, he is the life of the party and always up for a good time.






















A robotic garbage disposal, Sigmund can take whatever you throw at him - literally - he doesn't like to be spoon fed. He will only eat if he can run around and try to catch it in his mouth! :)

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Wow, I really need to write more here... I am getting better at the whole facebook thing, but I tend to neglect the blog. I need to find out how to connect the blog to facebook so I can just update one of them...

I am getting ready for Manayunk right now. About 1 month to the show and I have to figure out what I want to build between now and then.

***The timer just let me know that I have 10 minutes left before I have to grade. ***

So, where was I? Oh yeah, Manayunk. Because my bots vary so much I have to make sure I have a variety when I go there. I also have to build new shelves. My dad found some cedar planks for me to build some found object shelves to replace my old display shelves. I am really excited about how they will look (and a little nervous). The goal is to have shelves that better reflect my work. Held together by old hinges, crutches for legs (fully adjustable for uneven ground too), and various other parts, I think they will be very interesting. The cedar is great because it is lightweight too.

***5 minutes left...***

I really need to hit the salvage yard and metal recycler to look for things to hold them together as well. I usually don't collect parts to do that kind of thing, but I am sure there is a lot out there. Anyway, I have to run. Hopefully I can update this more now that school is ending and I will have more time.


Sunday, April 25, 2010














































New members of the adoptabot family.



Sunday, April 11, 2010
















































Some lamps to check out.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Spring Cleaning/Inventory Reduction Sale!!! I have reduced adoption fees on several robots found on my ETSY site in order to make room for new arrivals that will be appearing in my June show in Manayunk. Prices reduced up to 30%.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Taylor









































Holi's little brother, Taylor, has arrived at the Adopt-A-Bot Orphanage!






















Holi has arrived! She is the first robot from the Adopt-A-Bot orphanage to come with an official birth certificate the day she was born.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Floki - The newest member of the adoptabot family!
Hmmm...looks like a few more people are checking out the blog. How did that happen? Oh well, guess I will have to devote a little more time to this. As I said in the previous post, I am working on a nursery today, but I should have some new guys later today or tomorrow. The owners of a gallery I work with are out my way this weekend, so my available bots will be changing somewhat by Monday. If you are interested in something, just let me know. Hopefully they will have the mirror and shelf that a buddy and I worked on. If so I will post pictures. Time for the second coat of paint...


I was cleaning out the spare bedroom to convert to a nursery and I found this and a couple of other throwbacks to the days when I made lamps and clocks.
Hey! My uploader is working again. (Couldn't upload pictures the other day...) This is Armod.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Baby Brownie has arrived!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Although small, he packs a big wallop if you get near his rice crispy treats!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Egil is the newest member of the Adopt-a-bot family! Ready to fight to the death for that last boneless wing, he is a dangerous foe when hungry.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Patch together - a site that turns designs into toys - just approved my design to turn one of my bots into a toy! If you would like to see it happen you can help by voting at:

http://www.patchtogether.com/designs/partyboy-2978.html

Thanks!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Reef and Hal are watching out for your safety every time you go to an amusement park. As roller coaster rail inspectors, it is their job to inspect and test each rail to make sure they are perfectly aligned and have no cracks or other damage. When they are not inspecting rails, they keep fit by having hamster wheel races.

Kat the cat is the newest member of the adoptabot family and boy was she trouble! Hopefully, she will be much nicer to the family that adopts her...

Monday, February 8, 2010

World tour

One day I would like to do a world robot building tour. (Not any time soon of course if my wife is watching...) I would go to different countries around the world collecting junk, building bots and then have a big international show when I got back. Of course I would want each bot to be at made from at least 90% recycled material from the country it represents. I would also try to bring out the essence of the country in the design of the robot. One day...

Monday, February 1, 2010

I think I have finally linked everything I can. Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Etsy and my blog should be talking to each other. Hopefully there is not too much overlap.

Les - Found Object Robot Assemblage Sculpture by Brian Marshall


Les - Found Object Robot Assemblage Sculpture by Brian Marshall
Originally uploaded by adopt-a-bot

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Testing links.

I am new to facebook and twitter and trying to link both with my blog page. So, let's see if it works...

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Sliver


Sliver, originally uploaded by adopt-a-bot.

Testing links between twitter, blogger, and facebook.

Flickr

This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.