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Some of them are cute, all are ingenious

Paul Loughridge has a little army of robots that he's preparing to unleash upon the world. He may not be the only one (see our previous post), but he's certainly one of the most talented. "Lockwasher Design" (his website) displays some robots and guns, but most of the recent work is kept in his Flickr account.

With Paul's exclusive permission, we give you the wonderfully clunky world of re-worked vintage junk and gadgets; an art-form that every red-blooded, geek-minded person can surely appreciate :)
Plus, many of these are available for sale - could be a perfect showpiece for your office desk.

See the whole robotic population on Paul's Flickr set. Some photos have notes, detailing the various things from which these creatures were made: everything from old truck emblems, ice-buckets, license plate lights, and cannibalized vintage kitchen appliances, espresso machines and, of course, old typewriters.

Each robot has a name and distinct personality (reminiscent of "Robots" animated movie):


This one probably wins the "cuteness" contest:

It all started with making some rockets and ray-guns...

BR2-D2... and Airstream lunchbox armada:

(all above images credit: "Lockwasher Design")

As a bonus, there is a great set of vintage toy robot heads:

Speaking of rayguns...

Check out this page full of steampunk gun masterpieces... Presented by "Weta Digital", well-known visual effects company.

(image credit: Weta Digital)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think hydroflame was adorable.

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WHAT A GREAT SERIES! Thank you for the inspiration! If I don't get my garden work done, it is the fault of the friend who sent me the link to this great article!


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