There is never any shortage of scrap metal for anyone considering it for a robot build.
The beauty of metal is the simplicity with which it can be connected. The blip of a torch and it’s joined – instant. Progress can be fast, but correct placement is not often simple and more often crucial if it’s structural. So some thoughts need to be given from the outset to the projects stability.
I tend not to work to a design when using reclaimed and salvaged materials!
I prefer to work from a rough vision, offering up materials to gauge scale and shape. The shape evolves, and with it other ideas to incorporate. It turned out an enforcement droid. Probably due to influences from the Sci-fi movie Robocop. Projects can look a bit scrappy when using reclaimed materials, due to so many colour variations. I prefer to spray coat the finished item, but if you have the time, sanding off to reveal shiny metal can be a great look.
ED200 assemblage art
The final piece stands just over 9′
Here we are in the workshop. It incorporates a scanning narrow beam light, which activates when in proximity. The ED200 is what you would class as a Sci-fi robot sculpture, so it will not run rampage exterminating people! but serves as an example of what can be achieved by being resourceful. In fact there are no limitations… you can build anything you want for minimal cost. I actually get excited taking junk apart! you never know what you are going to find. Parts that could become key components of your next project!
We are at the dawn of the rise of the robots… What’s yours going to be?