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Master of Puppets
Master of Puppets

Experimental workshop (try out) at Gogbot festival 2015. Building robotic ‘heads’ and animating them on the fly.. Although not necessarily aimed at children, the workshop was very popular and attracted a young audience Also on display: Pix2.0, the animated desk light … and a first version of the inmoov 3D printable robot head: Some furbies-with-IP-address […]

Baba[01]
Baba[01]

This is the first attempt of building a walking house, the Baba[01]. It was shown during Gogbot 2014 – where it usually was referred to as the ‘birdhouse’

Seeker[ES5]
Seeker[ES5]

For the seeker mission #5 during Gogbot 2014 I provided the spaceship’s robotics. A robot for pipe inspection under the craft – and the converted utility vehicle (S.P.O.T.) as assistive robot for Extra Vehicular Activities

FirePlotter
FirePlotter

The FirePlotter (Vuurplotter) is a 3 meter wide drawing machine using burning paste. It can make line drawings and has been used to paint numerous burning messages. The machine has been developed with Wout Zweers.  

A4 robots
A4 robots

The A4 robots are designed aimed at production using a laser cutter with just one A4-size sheet of material. The robots have featured on many exhibits, such as TechFest Mumbai (2012), Gogbot Enschede (2013), Tuin van de Machines (het nieuwe instituut), Rotterdam (2015). Also as competition the design restriction works very well (and has let […]

Solar Spiral Drawing Sunrise
Solar Spiral Drawing Sunrise

The Solar Spriral Drawing Sunrise is a small solar powered robot cart driving around a pole. This project by Esther Polak was conceived at the Medialab Prado in Madrid during Interactivos?08. I designed and build the electronics for the first prototypes. Recently it has been nominated for the ‘Akademieprijs Astronomie en Kunst 2015’.

Pianomobiel
Pianomobiel

The ‘Pianomobiel’ aka Frankensteijnway has been built together with Wout Zweers. It has been invited to many festivals for short -mobile- performances, but also to boldly go to places where no piano has gone before.    

Pix
Pix

Pix, the animatronic pneumatic desk light. First featured at Gogbot 2009. Still not completely under control 🙂

Horseshoe crab
Horseshoe crab

Roaming around city squares at dusk, carrying in its wake the sounds of the ocean.. This battle-bot inspired larger-than-life horseshoe crab acts as an interactive robot, trailing people. It was first shown at Gogbot in 2007.