Saturday, December 26, 2009

Wow! It has been a long time since I posted! I really don't keep up with this much anymore. I have gotten used to posting everything to my flickr, deviantart, and etsy sites. If you want to check out more work or even adopt one of these little guys try one of the sites below.

Friday, July 10, 2009

New work!

I'm back from vacation and will be introducing new bots soon! Dr. Scholl is almost ready to join the orphanage as soon as his electrical system is online (his eyes light up blue when scanning for defective parts in sick robots)  This should be done later today or tomorrow.  

Thanks for visiting!

Adopt-a-bot Founder

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Thanks for all the support at the first day of Manayunk!  Many orphaned robots found new homes today and I am sure more will tomorrow.  I am in the middle of updating my page and moving it to a new site where you will be able to adopt on the spot when you see new bots posted.  This will begin around July 10th as I will be unavailable for a week or two.  Until then, you can look back at some of the bots (and other items) that have been adopted in the past.  

Flickr -

Most pictures of bots past and present

Deviant Art -

Etsy -

Home of new site - under construction

Boxheart -

Gallery where I often take work

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

More bots a coming...


Well, I finally got a deviant art site up and running -  So we will see how that goes.  So far, lots of comments, favorites and watchers!  Thanks to all of you.  I will be back in the lab today working on more bots so check for new posts tonight.  I don't know when I will start telling their stories on the blog, but hopefully I can get to that soon too.  

Monday, May 18, 2009

Hello, everyone!!!  I discovered why my hit total on flickr went crazy.  I made it onto the Make magazine blog!  Thanks to the person responsible for this!  Well, back to the "laboratory" to recycle more junk.   

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Wow, I have really slacked on the robot updates. We have so many new arrivals. I will try to feature at least one new robot a day while I am off.

I tore my achilles!!!

Well, let's catch up on a few things. First, 9 days ago, on April 24, 2009 I was playing in the third game of a semifinal volleyball match and heard a loud snap. Not much pain followed, but fast forward one week and I just had surgery to repair a 95% torn achilles. For those of you that don't know much about me, I am 38 years old and relatively active. The first night after surgery was horrible, but lucky for me I have a wife that was very sympathetic to my situation. Neither of us got much sleep that first night as that was the most pain I have ever experienced. The pain block was the worst part. They actually stuck me 3 times with pain block (guess I have stubborn nerves) so it took a LONG time for it to wear off. As it wears off, parts of my foot were numb and other parts were in pain. It is very uncomfortable and for me hard to deal with. I was much happier once the block completely wore off and there was just pain (about 24 hours for me, but I would think less in most cases.) Another thing that did not help was that they wrote out my prescription for one 5mg percoset every six hours. A nurse from the surgery center called to check up on me the next day and informed me that I could take 1 or 2 tablets every 4 hours as needed. Needless to say I feel better now... Sunday night (about 30 hours post op) I started to feel even better. I actually discovered that the least painful way for me to get any sleep was to stick a pillow or two between my legs and sleep on my side. I wouldn't recommend this for long periods of time as I don't know that it provides the best drainage, but I was actually able to sleep for two+ hours at time. (I have never really been able to sleep on my back even when healthy.)
By the way, my doctor took the route of an open cast with ace bandages to hold it on instead of a full cast. He says this will be on for two weeks and then it will be booted up.

This brings us up to date on the whole achilles thing. I will continue to post more about my rehab here as well as talk about new robots and upcoming events.

Speaking of upcoming events. The Manayunk arts festival in Philadelphia is just around the corner! Of course with my achilles situation I don't know how things will play out, but it provides a stong incentive for me to get better quickly. Also helping to provide some incentive is the ticket I purchased to Costa Rica 2-3 days before the achilles snap. I leave the day after Manayunk on my trip. My original hope was to be bodyboarding and playing volleyball all week. Now, I am just hoping that I can walk without my boot! We will see, but 8 weeks seems doable. I will probably wear it on the flight to try to keep swelling down. Of course seeing my friends do all this stuff without me will be pure torture, but maybe I can channel those thoughts into warming up properly in the future.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Metro is your man when it comes to the complete home makeover! Jackhammer legs let him make short work on demolition day. Installing the electrical system is a breeze when you have a built in voltmeter. His oil can head ensures that doors will not squeak for a long time.
Metro recently had his arms converted from screw drivers to wrenches to help him in his quest to build the first convertible homes. His latest line of homes are built on rollers and can be modified by simply unbolting rooms to rearrange them. Hungry? Slide the kitchen over so you can just roll out of bed to satisfy that craving for a midnight snack. Kids too noisy? Move their room to the other side of the house.
E.E. is an emotional little guy. When he cries you had better watch out. Since being fitted with sprinkler eyes, he can pump up to 30 gallons of tears a minute when he is really upset.
It has gotten better though. Now you can easily see when he is ready to break down by reading his pressure gauge implant.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Say hello to Ace! Ace is the current world champion frisbee catching dog. He has an amazing 99.97 catch completion percentage. This translates into 3 missed catches in the last 10,000! One was his fault as he overestimated his leaping ability when he tried to catch a frisbee while jumping from one train to another train going in the opposite direction. The second miss came as a result of competitor jealousy when he attempted to catch a frisbee while recreating Homer Simpson's gorge jump on a skateboard. They never did catch the mutt that loosened his wheels. The last miss occured when he was distracted by the newly crowned Miss American Puppy, so we really can't fault him for that.
Below are the four members of the hottest up and coming Nascar support team on the circuit. Indy, Chester, Dorman, and Argus, have the lowest average pit stop times ever recorded. This is partially due to their recent conversions from legs to wheels by the now famous Dr. Koch. Argus is the fluid specialist. His amazing sight provided by a state of the art lens (also customized by Dr. Koch) allows him to spot even the smallest oil leak. Chester and Dorman handle the fuel and tire issues. As small as they are, they have Herculean strength and lightning fast speed. Indy is the leader of the group. Constantly monitoring the car's vital statistics, Indy wirelessly transmits detailed instructions to the group so that not one movement is wasted. This is one team to watch closely in the future.

A skater who is a little past his prime, Van got his name when he over shot a rail slide and crashed through the window of a van parked nearby. As you can tell by the dents in his head, this kind of thing was not unusual for him. After many visits to Dr. Koch for replacement parts, Van has put away the skateboard and picked up a saw and drill to build new parks for kids.

Monday, February 9, 2009

The Bot Formerly Known as Chadwick: Found Object Art Assemblage Robot Orphan

This is Formerly Known as Chadwick. Before he lost his head his name was just Chadwick. However, when his head malfunctioned and needed to be replaced by Dr. Koch, he lost his name and his identity. Hopefully, a caring family will adopt him soon and help him on his road to recovery.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Micbot: Found Object Art Assemblage Robot Orphan

Once nominated for an Oscar for his behind the scenes movie work, Micbot is well known in the industry for his ability to get those sounds no one else is crazy enough to attempt. He once crawled down the belly of a croc with his buddy Cambot to provide the ultimate insider experience for television viewers at home.

Dr. Koch: Found Object Art Assemblage Robot Orphan

Dr. Koch is the go to guy in the world of bot cosmetic surgery. Got a little rust? Dr. Koch will clear it up. Break a bolt? Dr. Koch will replace it with a new stainless prosthetic. Want to accessorize? Dr. Koch has a whole line of add on goodies the bots go crazy for! If he can do this for bots, just imagine what he could do with that disposal that keeps acting up.

Boo: Found Object Art Assemblage Robot Orphan

A seemingly innocent little pup, don't let Boo's size fool you. Boo is a rambunctious runt that makes Marley look like a well trained lap dog. She eats anything and everything in her path, but luckily she has one redeeming quality - Boo is house trained. Are you up to the challenge?

Friday, February 6, 2009

Walz: Found Object Art Assemblage Robot Orphan

This is Walz! Fast and agile, Walz used to deliver packages in downtown New York. Then one day he zigged when he should have zagged and was never the same again. A fun loving bot, if you adopt Walz he will keep you smiling all day long.

Thermo: Found Object Art Assemblage Robot Orphan

As loyal as can be, Thermo is the perfect pet. He never needs food. He will never pee on the floor. He won't bark at the mailman and try to scratch through the door. Sorry, Thermo is already adopted.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Nomo: Found Object Art Assemblage Robot Orphan

Nomo was discarded one day when his owners switched from natural to synthetic fibers. No longer needed for his extraordinary ability to keep clothes moth free, Nomo is looking for a home full of shopaholics. Do you love natural fiber clothes: cotton t-shirts and wool sweaters? If so, then you will love Nomo and he will love you!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

A battle hardened veteran, Watts was the first to sound the alarm and jump into action when trouble came. Now that his time of service for his country is over, he still desires to help those he can.

Monday, February 2, 2009

GE - A fun loving bot, GE used to be an official time keeper at the Olympic games. Now that his ticker has sprung a spring, he has decided to retire to a more relaxing, less stressful life. A little rough around the edges, GE still has plenty to offer a family kind enough to take him in.
Well, not much new here. Thumb is still healing after I drilled through it. Forecast if for snow tomorrow. If school is canceled (I teach) then I may get to work on something tomorrow. I applied to the Manayunk Arts Festival in Philly and will be applying to Brandywine Arts Festival in Wilmington, DE. Should get into both. My first craft show was this past September at the Brandywine show and things went very well. The owners of Boxheart are coming out this way in a few weeks and will be picking up some of my recent robot orphans for a little trip to Pittsburgh. Hopefully they will find new homes soon.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Boonton - wonderful in the kitchen, Boonton needs a loving family who appreciates his vibrant personality. In two weeks he will visit the Boxheart Gallery in Pittsburgh if not adopted.

Let the fun begin!

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Coming soon:

Pictures of new arrivals waiting for you to adopt them and take them home.

News regarding upcoming adoption events.