Monday, December 15, 2008

Behold the Raedeke Rhythmic Automaton

In terms of technology, writing could be considered the original tech tool; writing was the first way to store information even after the author was long gone. Cool, right? Apparently not. This fact gets me no credibility here at the House o’ Robots.

There are a lot of robots around here but not one does anything useful; there’s no laundry robot, no window-washing robot, no cleaning the icky white bolt covers at the base of the toilet robot. Instead, we have the robot that walks like a spider and shoots things, the robot that does a creepy dance, and the robot with tank-like wheels and a wireless video cam that the kids drive into my office to spy on me. I could go on. And I’m not just saying that.

So the newest addition to our Robot family was quite a surprise - it actually does something sort of useful. Okay, maybe useful is a stretch, but at least it’s amusing. Behold the Raedeke Rhythmic Automaton. If this short video does not make you chuckle then check your wires because you, my friend, are a robot.



For details on the how and why, see the 8 Bit Ghost Blog. Nice work, Scott. Maybe the next one could make Almond Roca or something?

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hilarious! Now everyone can see how difficult it is for grandparents to find a toy for those kids! They are so far ahead of us.
mom (grammy)

Anonymous said...

Your kids are going to grow up to be kinda weird or kinda brilliant. Tough call...

:) CDG

Katie said...

I am cracking up! I had no idea your hubby fashioned robots in his spare time. How funny! And fascinating! I would love to know how he decided, "Hmmm I think I'll make a musical one today."

Christy Raedeke said...

Yes, he is a tech geek at heart. We even get "Robot" magazine...

Miles Inada said...

Your husband is a freaking SEXY genius. Mmmm-mmmm!

Anonymous said...

THAT IS SO COOL!

HANK'S dad did that???

Wow.

--Dominic

Christy Raedeke said...

It's true Dominic! Your parents make humanoid robots but our robots only make music... Come play with Hank sometime and he can introduce you to all his robots!

Rita said...

Oh, man, this is freakin' HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!! I especially love how the video was made, too--with the robot making just the right entrance from offstage and positioning itself, to perform. And the ending. I laughed again.

This is a house I could live in.

Christy Raedeke said...

Thanks, Rita! I agree - the "woo-hoo" at the end makes the whole video!