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« on: July 07, 2011 10:58:30 PM »



Greetings, Fellow Crafsterholics!

Meet Roberta: an upcycled Mechanical American created for a local Green Fair this summer. She graced the booth of a non-profit organization devoted to promoting excellence in children's literature. The robot theme we chose called for something fun with child appeal, hence "Roberta".

Roberta's torso is a duct tape covered shoebox, and her head is a duct tape covered pop tart box. Her super curly hair is made from discarded paper clips. Her mouth is the top of an Altoids tin; eyebrows and nose were old heat sinks; ears are medicine bottles filled with bubble wrap; and earrings are weird plastic paper clips. Her neck is the empty roll of duct tape with several screws affixed to hold her lovely soda tab necklace. If you were to peek inside the rorschach blot shaped window in her torso, you'd see an old computer modem that form her (nonfunctional but still pretty cool) "guts". Her feet are old casters (we only had 3, so Roberta is tripedal). Her arms were some random handles I found in the basement.

Roberta is slated to undergo an upgrade before our next event. Since her torso opens, we will soon add a tiny old MP3 player that has just enough memory for about a 15-20 minute story audible through a dinky speaker that will replace her mouth.

Roberta thanks you for supporting her mission to promote excellence in children's literature.

~CD~


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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2011 11:15:57 PM »

She's so cool, and I love your title. Good luck with your surgery, Roberta!
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2011 03:07:51 PM »

Isn't duct tape a crafter's best friend?  Love the glowing eyes, are they LED?  And the wire hair, this is just so creative.
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2011 05:24:16 AM »

Isn't duct tape a crafter's best friend?  Love the glowing eyes, are they LED?  And the wire hair, this is just so creative.

Yup. Her eyes are LED's. She's got a little switch below her ear. Hubby helped me out with that one Smiley

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