Bot Name: Basil
Bot Number: 20181163
The parts used to put the bot together
Head: European plug converter
Body: Raython vacuum tube
Feet: Buttons from a kids toy
Hands: Spade terminal connector
Structural Wire: Galvanized steel wire
Secondary Wire: Light blue with yellow spot, telephone wire
8in tall x 2.25in wide x 2in long
Dimensions are based from the bot’s pose in the last photo and includes the length of the antenna, legs, and arms.
Basil, is handcrafted out of old, used, and discarded parts. Many times parts from computers, printer, radios, typewriters, etc are torn apart and used. Parts like electrical boxes, electrical conduit, electrical hardware, fuses, vacuum tubes, tins, etc, are bought from various secondhand shops and antique boutiques. After the parts are all found and dissembled the bot is put together with wire. The wire is sewn through each of the bot’s parts, connecting everything together. There is a structural wire, which holds the bot up and together. This wire is bought from a hardware store. The secondary wire is more decorative. This wire can be from telephone wire, networking wire, industrial cables, etc that gets stripped down. Other wire used, is wire meant for jewelry making. All of the bot’s hands are bought from a hardware store or secondhand shop. Most of the hands are some form of electrical clips or connectors.
If you’re bored with the bot’s current pose the wire makes it possible for you to move the bot’s: arms, legs, head, or antenna, around to something that better fits your needs.
Each bot comes with an identification tag, which shows the bot’s individual name and the bot’s unique number. See below example, which explains the numbers.
Bot Number: 2016750
The first number indicates the year the bot was made. Example (2016)750 means the bot was made in 2016.
The second number, indicates the bot’s number, in sequence to the rest of the bots. Example 2016(750) means this bot is the 750th bot I have made.