Tuesday, June 12, 2012

There Will Be Bots: Part 1

I'm always eager to try something new with my TOOMASOOBA creations and I've been fascinated with the idea of cnc fabrication for a long time. As it turns out, my buddy Cassidy Keim of Catalyst Design is quite the expert in such matters (check out the amazing work on his website and prepare to be amazed).

After a few discussions, a few prototypes, and a few short drives to Ruston, Louisiana, the plexiglass Boomabot statue was born! I decided to chronicle the assembly process via a (two-part) step-by-step blog....here we go:

I eagerly picked up the box of bot parts at Cassidy's house...he was gracious enough
to do the laser cutting, but now it was time to get down to business.
First, I laid out the pieces to make sure all of the bots were good to go.
I had enough for ten statues  we figured that was a good starting point and
plan to produce another run in the future.
Though removing protective tape from acrylic was a tedious process,
it was still fun to see the various colors revealed. And I only stabbed myself twice
with the X-Acto knife. Be careful, kids.

Next up: Time to glue! Can you stand the suspense? Click here for part two of "There Will Be Bots."


  1. NICE! Can't wait. Also, I want one.

  2. Sweet! Now how about them Toomasooba cookies. By the way, put me down for a Yellow or white Boomabot please.