Dot is a custom Mercury-Class Astrobot made from hand-picked parts with the client. His arms rotate 360 degrees. His spring feet wobble and move in a charming way, and his big feet keep him stable.
Dot was inspired by this painting by Kelly Shpeley. As the client and I hand-picked parts from my metal collection, we kept referring to the painting as ‘the photograph from the future.’ While at first I has a difficult time imagining solutions to the glass dome, the bendy arms and legs and the heart, I thought we’d give it a shot and see what happens.
I’m proud of Dot quite a lot.
thirteen bicycle parts, machine block, two lathe chuck jaws, two valves, two springs, acme threaded rod, two ball bearings, gear, two reamer blades, copper, bronze, enamel
8 lbs. 6 oz.
12 x 5 x 6.5 in.