A workshop on creating robots, kinetic art, and other DIY toys from the cast-offs of consumer society.
Spastic Robots are robot doodles, cyborg rejects, the workings of the mad-scientist who lives just below the landfill. We’ll bring in a bunch of VCRs and other things with motors and controllers and reconfigure them into little spastic robots. Maybe it will help you learn to solder and to think creatively about design. We will build stuff, some from recipes, some from the creative pockets of our big monkey brains.
I hosted a half-day workshop at Open:Make at the San Jose Tech Museum of Innovation as part of UCSC OpenLab.