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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Introducing Pringles: The Flying Robot Chef

This weeks art challenge is to create a robot using recycled materials. This task was inspired by Martin Horspool, a Robot sculpturist who lives in Auckland. Martin pulls apart and repurposes old machines into super cool robots.

My creation, Pringles, is also a super cool robot.

To make my robot I first found a suitable item for the body, a Pringles tube. The bbq flavour made me think to make it a food-related robot. I then used scrap paper to make the arms, a tin for his head, and a paper towel for his face.

Once I had finished, I looked at my robot and thought it was missing something. Ah! Why not add a flying element to my robot? But how could I do that?

I started to look at different flying machines and thought that using propellers, like a helicopter, could help him fly. I found some plastic spoons and attached them to his head.

Perfect!

Now it was time to put Pringles to good use in the kitchen, so tonight I had him help me make dinner.

He was a great help in the kitchen. He opened up the tins, stirred, mashed and put it into the dish. Now it's in the oven. I can't wait to eat it!

I really enjoyed making my robot. I loved being able to give materials a second chance in life. All the items I used to make my robot were items found in my recycling bin.

The most challenging aspect of this task was to think of a robot design. I wasn't sure where to start with making him. I then remembered how Martin Horspool starts - he finds the body first, so that is what I did.

If I was to do this art challenge again, I would think about adding some colour to his face. Or I would look at creating some funky eyes for him.

Opening the tin of tomatoes



Mixing the mince

In the dish, ready for the oven
Mashing the pumpkin and potatoes







3 comments:

  1. Miss Moat, this is outstanding! I really love how you have used kitchen tools and he can help you with cooking! I have seen this type of art in the shops with nuts and bolts it is so cool!

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    1. Thank you Mrs Hall, I wish I knew how to do the actual electronics so that he can be super helpful in the kitchen!

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  2. Ha ha, what a cool creation! I like two things in particular, the inspo from the robot sculpturist and that you put him to use cooking! 👌🏾
    Do you think a shuttlecock tube would work the same? Or was it the "pringles" themselves that really make it perfect?
    I wonder how good he would be at making coffee?

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