Saturday, February 16, 2013


I recently made a giant robot head. It was a float in the Clarendon Mardi Gras this past week. I thought you'd be interested in seeing the process....

Rob Lindsay created the model of the Giant Robot Head scaled at 1"=1'

I started by creating a frame that was supported by the shaft of an old gymnasium fan mount. The pole terminates into a pillow block, so that the head will be able to rotate freely. The eyes, which were donated by Dave Moretti are old street light lenses.

The frame was then covered by four luan sheets creating the basic head shape

Vic and Ed show up to help me put the jaw on (and work through the electrical needs of the float)

Added a nose, upper teeth and sideburns to hide the pipe hinge in the jaw

Added eyebrows, moustache, ear domes, and lots of "bolts"

Grey paint job on the outside, black on the inside...also an antenna crown, complete with strobe lights!

Still photo on parade day!

This shows the scale a bit better...and the gold Caddy!
Check out this video (Minute 8:20 is where the Robot Head appears!)

And in this one, the head appears at 1:19

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