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Custom Ion Class Astrobot

Your very own custom-made Ion Class Astrobot. I’ll be in touch with you to talk about the details.

Ion Class Astrobots Are:

  • delicately made from smaller parts
  • humanoid
  • choice of body style
  • rotating head
  • rotating hands
  • choice of racing-stripe color, or bare metal
  • wings available
  • two-week delivery

Different custom Astrobot classes available.

This is a 50% deposit.

The other 50% can be paid upon adoption.

$150.00

Description

Here’s how the process works:

If you live or work in the Boston Area:

  • Visit me at my microgallery studio at the Artisan’s Asylum in Somerville, MA.

    My studio is a fifty-square foot gallery space, which also serves as the storage for my steel parts to be made into art. The front entrance is an arch made of saw blades and wrenches.

  • We hand pick the pieces of your robot from my  organized parts collection.

    The parts are all disassembled, meticulously-organized into metal boxes, and are labelled things like ‘ankles’, ‘torsos’, and ‘fingers’. We lay the pieces as if the robot was lying on the floor supinely.

  • We document the parts placement with a few photographs, sketches, and notes.

    Once you are happy with the pieces of your new astrobot, we take some pictures for documentation purposes, and place the not-yet-born robot into a box to be brought to the welding department. Any specifics from posture to racing stripe color will be documented through notes and sketches.

  • You pick the name, either own your own our with the help of my robot-baby book.

    I’ve been documenting each and every robot in my 10,001 Robot Baby name book, which has serial numbers, date of birth, and other notes. No two Astrobots have the same name — but don’t worry, you have over nine-thousand choices in the book left to choose from, plus whatever name you may come up with on your own.

  • You watch some of the welding process: the birth of your bot!

    If you are interested and are up for signing a waiver with the Artisan’s Asylum, you can witness the your robot being born — you pick what I weld first.

  • Get photo updates sent to you electronically as progress is made.

    Choose email, Facebook, twitter, Instagram, or whatever you choose for picture updates as your Astrobot comes to completion.

  • In two to four weeks depending on the model, you return to pick up your new Astrobot.

    Shipping is also available if you prefer.

If you unable to visit the Boston Area:

  • Do some window shopping.

    Peruse the current line of Astrobots, taking note about certain robots and why you like them.

  • We collaborate.

    We communicate electronically or over the phone about what class, and what specific attributes your are looking for. I take notes for reference.

  • You pick the name.

    I can pick one for you if you prefer. No two Astrobots have the same name — but don’t worry, I’ve used less than 300 names in my baby robot book so far — and some of those names are really weird.

  • I pick some parts and send you a picture.

    You get to see the raw materials before I begin welding them together.

  • Get photo updates sent to you electronically as progress is made.

    Choose email, Facebook, twitter, Instagram, or whatever you choose for picture updates as your Astrobot comes to completion.

  • In two to four weeks depending on the model, your new Astrobot is shipped.