April 25

13 Crafty Robots

Robots are cool. Do a search on “robot” at etsy.com and you’ll get more than 2,000 results. Flickr serves up another 1,500. Plushies, etched glass, metalworks – anything goes for making robots. Here are a few:

Emmett’s Robot

Emmett’s Robot by Bitterbethandy

Bitterbethany was inspired by Jess Hutchinson and Hillary Lang to make this soft robot. The zipper mouth and snap buttons are great details!

Robie Robot

Robie Robot by sknittymama

Here’s another robot inspired by Hillary Lang of Wee Wonderfuls. Check out sknittymama’s Flickr for more robots.

Ivy’s Robot

Ivy’s Robot by Melisdramatic

Melisdramatic traced her daughter Ivy’s robot drawing to do this embroidery. What is this robot thinking?

My First Robot

My First Robot by Lilydustbin

And another from Jess Hutchinson‘s “Unusual Toys for You to Knit and Enjoy.” This was Lily Dustbin’s first robot attempt. Naturally, she plans on knitting more. There’s no such thing as too many robots.

Robot Brooches

Robot Brooches by Andricongirl

These cute little robot brooches are made of felt. And they’re a miniature version of Andricongirl’s larger robots.

David the Unappreciated Robot

David the Unappreciated Robot by The Rocket Workshop

I really love this ugly tie / vinyl robot combination. Click through to The Rocket Workshop’s Flickr to read the elaborate tale of David the Unappreciated Robot’s work life.

Bride and Groom Robots

Bride and Groom Robots by My Imaginary Boyfriend

My Imaginary Boyfriend made these cute, felt robots as part of a Craft A Day challenge. She plans on attaching plastic bases to these his-and-hers robots so they can be used as wedding cake toppers.

Robot Geek in Love

Robot Geek in Love by CraftieRobot

This sweet robot print is available from CraftieRobot’s Etsy shop. At 8 1/2 x 11 inches, it would make a great addition to the wall of any room.

Angry Robot Pouch

Angry Robot Pouch by Anatomyofaskirt

This robot is fun *and* functional :) Unzip his mouth to store your money and other small things. Also, I’m just a sucker for glitter vinyl.

Robot Shot Glass

Robot Shot Glass by BreadandBadger

BreadandBadger is freehand-etching shot glasses with a rotary tool for your drinking needs. No two robots are alike.

Shopping Robot Market Bags

Shopping Robot Market Bags by DogboneArt

Reusable shopping bags are all the rage right now, as they should be. Go green with these screen-printed robot bags.

Ollie

Ollie by Guy Robot

Guy Robot turns junk into robots. Be sure to check out his entire web site for robot-y goodness. This here is Ollie:

“Ollie is one tough robot, built to handle a heap of abuse. Rocks and worse just bounce off of his head. Ollie’s body armor is bomb-squad certified, he can squat thrust twice his weight. Once, on a dare, he did eleven thousand pull-ups.”

Robot Invasion Instructable

Robot Invasion Instructable by MrMunki

Thanks to MrMunki and instructables, you can make robots too. These ornaments are even solar-powered. Now get to it!

April 13

Battlestar Galactica Mandala Hat

Battlestar Galactica hat

While watching Battlestar Galactica, Steph saw Starbuck’s mandala and thought it would make an awesome hat. (She was right!) She says,

The colors and design are great, and it’s the perfect fandom knit; people who watch the show will probably get it, but those who don’t will just think it’s an awesome hat.

Get the pattern and instructions on Steph’s blog.

As a side note – this was our first ever reader submission! If you want some exposure for your Geek Craft, tell us about it!

March 29

Top 10: R2-D2 Crafts

Our first Weekend 10 installment is all about everyone’s favorite Star Wars droid, R2-D2.

1. R2-D2 Cake

Flickr user sugarlipscakes made this R2-D2 cake for Dave’s 30th birthday. Dave’s a lucky man.

R2D2 Cake


2. R2-D2 PC Case Mod

The Contaminated posted this incredible R2-D2 case modification. Unfortunately, there’s no instructions or further information. Not that any of us mere mortals could duplicate this amazing feat of engineering anyway.

R2-D2 Case


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March 2

Transformers Toque

Transformers Toque

Craftster.org user subloke made this Transformers toque based on Baigneuse’s version, who made hers based on Flickr user twosixteen’s chart. Subloke even made the Transformers hat reversible – one side has Autobot and Decepticon icons and the other side says “more than meets the eye.”

Transformers Toque

She was even kind enough to post the pattern and instructions to the Transformers hat so anyone with the skillz can make one too!