I was so excited when Elizabeth Booth contacted me at the end of last week to say she had been inspired by my robot puppet and had built one for herself, which she took to the Maker Faire in Fredonia, NY.
I'm always looking at other makers work online to learn new techniques, solve problems and come up with ideas, so it was great to hear that one of my projects was helpful to someone else.
Elizabeth was kind enough to share these lovely photos of her puppet, as well as some making tips and solutions to problems she encountered along the way - over to Elizabeth:
I think connecting the arms and legs was the most challenging part for us. We cut circles out of the insulation board that fit into the flexible dryer vent.
These circles were glued to the bottom for the legs, and hinged to the shoulder area for the arms. This gave us the ability to use metal clamps to hold the arms and legs in place.
We had a blast with this project, and we thank you for being our inspiration!"
Elizabeth and Bob Booth
I am a Glasgow based visual artist and maker