Robot of the Day / Robot Lamp Model Number CC011 / Mike Smith

Yes, folks. You’re gonna love this beauty! This bot has been completely factory (well, garage) refurbished. From the top of his antenna right down to his whatever. All function switches actually work (move)! The death ray arm swivels a full 180 degrees, and has a range of over a mile! Instantly detects and vaporizes any intruders! The antenna extends a full ten (10) inches! Much more than most models.

It is one of our older (Made in Feb, 1982) models, but is on a par with newer models costing thousands of $$$$$$$ more! We could be asking $800-$1000 (whatever we feel like, really) but will let this baby go for less than $200. Not much less, though.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/97782938/robot-lamp-model-number-cc011?listing_id=97782938&listing_slug=robot-lamp-model-number-cc011

                    

http://www.etsy.com/shop/destructivetesting

 

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About destructivetesting

I'm a self-taught artist who prefers to use found objects in ways that were never intended. I'm not interested in making 10 or 100 of the same object. This, of course, takes more time to make each piece. I also prefer a more minimalist look, where each part of a piece can be appreciated. I consider my clocks to be small sculptures with moving parts. And, my lamps to be small sculptures with light. My mirrors are reflective sculptures. DESTRUCTIVE TESTING means to push something to it's limits to understand it's structural performance or material behavior under different stresses. I interpret this in my artwork as using materials in different ways or combinations than they were designed to be used. I also just like the slightly ominous sound of the term...
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2 Responses to Robot of the Day / Robot Lamp Model Number CC011 / Mike Smith

  1. barbaraelka says:

    wow…you made it?

    • Of course, I made it. It took as long to take it apart and get all the parts out of it without breaking anything as it did to put it back together. The camera was ‘made’ in Japan in 1982.

      I didn’t take photos of ‘making it’ because I really had no idea what I was making, or even if I could make something out of it.

      Mike

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