Robot Resurrection

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Tell us briefly about your project. Is it a work of art or does it serve another function?

This is mostly a work of art. But it represents what we have all become as humans... Robots. We are programmed by media to listen to what they inform us of, we do not have a choice in what is in our food, we work to survive, and after we buy things, instead of fixing them, we throw them away. I mostly work with recycled objects to give them a new life outside of the landfill.

When did you start working on this project and how long did it take you to complete?

The project began in November of 2013. The majority of the work took about 8 months. 12 to 16 hours a day, 7 days a week. I am constantly upgrading and adding to the piece. It will never be finished.

What was your goal in building this project?

In the beginning of the project it was to challenge my skill set and and create a very large scale art piece. After time I realized how much joy and amazement it has brought to people. It also is inspirational to people and gives a encouragement that anything is possible if you put your mind to it.

Does your project help to solve a problem? If so what problem?

I like to think that it makes people think that discarded objects can be reused for other purposes. We live in a disposable world and most things can be reused.

What makes your idea unique?

It is a 30 foot Robot, it articulates, and shoots fire. Have not seen another one that is anything like it. It is a one of a kind which makes it extremely unique.

In what capacity are you using bearings and what type of bearings?

There are many bearings within the project. The head has 2 sets of roller bearing for the side to side. The head up has bronze bushings. The shoulders have 4 sets each of pillow bearings for the arm up movement. Electric winches control the up which also have bearings inside. The wrists have 2 sets of roller bearings in each, which are hollow to allow wire to run through them. The elbows also use bronze bushings which eventually would like to add sealed flange bearings. The base of the Robot is on a tandem trailer which has 2 bearings in each wheel. The lifting system consist of a winch with bearings, and a large pulley with 2 sealed bearings.

What is the most important thing you want people to know about your project?

There is many things I like to share about the project. But to the people who create I like to prove the fact that anything is possible. If you can dream it up... You can make it.

How will you use the $5,000 prize?

Most likely I would use the money for the next project I have in mind. It is another large scale art project that will have several moving parts and lots of fire.

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