I'm not a huge fan of the newer Futurama episodes, but one in particular (Proposition Infinity) had these cool mosaics that Bender was laying around New New York. I figured it'd be fun to try to re-create those, even the though the episode wasn't great, but as a cool way to pay homage to my love of Futurama.

I ended up making 7 of them with the materials I ordered, but had plenty leftover to make 9 or 10.

To do this project you should have an understanding of how to do grout work. I don't go into much detail, but you could probably figure it out on your own, or with the help of some instructional videos on Youtube. It's really easy to get a hang of, and the grout work on this project is quite easy. It's just a matter of taking your time to set up the mosaic properly beforehand, to make the process easier.

Step 1: Materials

After looking around home depot and other various stores for appropriately colored tiles, I gave up and moved my search online. I quickly decided on using 3/4" glass tiles from CoolTiles.com, and was very impressed with their color selection and the prices were nice, too.

Here's what I ended up ordering: Other materials/tools you'll need:
  • Polyblend Sanded Tile Grout (White)
  • Wood Backing
  • Scissors
  • Circular Saw
  • Ruler
  • Tacky Glue
  • Grout Float
  • Acrylic Paint (black)
  • Tile Sealer (optional)
Keep in mind that this project isn't just a one day thing. I probably spent a few weeks working on it in bits and pieces after work, and during the weekends. As for cost, I only ended up spending around 30 dollars on the tile. Everything else I had laying around the house, and we had plenty of unused grout.
"You chumps can bite my shiny metal ass, I'm taking the next pimpmobile to step two!" that's probably what bender would say...
Shut up, and take my money!
Go Bender ! Go Bender ! Go Bender !

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