They say that Michelangelo saw a masterpiece in every block of stone. Some of these creative minds see a robot in a pile of household junk.Â More precisely – a junk robot, or junkbot as they’re called.Â Little metal creations made from discarded appliances.
With sensitivity and imagination, these craftsmen have taken e-waste recycling to an art form. Instead of the trash can these robo figures can be placed on your mantelpiece. It takes a little understanding of electronics and little skill with the soldering iron. Beyond that, itâ€™s all creative inspiration.
These may not lap around the circuit but they have been fashioned from one. The sculptor has put together little motorcycle models from transistors and other electronic parts.Â Capacitors as handlebar mirrorsâ€¦thatâ€™s an example of the careful detailing that has gone into these miniature bikes. These look ready to burn some rubber.
“Batteries not Included” Robots
Made from parts of old kitchen appliances, cell phones, computer parts, video game controllers and other throwaways, some of them can even blink back at you with their little red eyes. You almost wish they could come alive.
Letâ€™s scale up and visit this auto parts shop in Moscow. These life size robots will make you pause just before you step into the shop. All made from old and used car parts, they look like they belong on the sidewalk. For these you might have to drop the soldering iron or the welder torch.
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Trash to treasure sounds like a nice name and an eco-age art form. Check out some of the recycle art we have covered before. And do your bit for the environment.