Tawabo (from ‘tower’ and ‘robot’) isn’t just any old robot though. This one can speak no less than four languages – Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean – which should come in handy seeing that the tower receives around overseas visitors a year.
“Their batteries have probably all melted. I’m a bad robot mom,” says the photographer Mary Ellen Mark, looking with wry affection at the crowd of robots — pink fembots in frilly aprons! Mean metal guys with clock bellies! — that have taken up residence in her downtown loft, a place that has been her studio since almost before SoHo was SoHo.
Readymechs are free, flatpack toys for you to print and build. They are designed to fit on an page and printed with any printer. You’ll need double-sided tape, thick matte paper, and minutes for build time.
Retro Robot-Style Lamps by UM Project Showcased at Wanted Design
Sometimes robots like to stop and smell the flowers too... Flowerbot did just that, and now they've become part of her design! She stands about 3.5" tall and comes attached to her own "grassy" hand-painted wooden display base. This is a unique, one-of-a-kind (OOAK) custom urban vinyl art toy.