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Learning from the lessons of the 1%, I set forth to outsource our occupy-related labor to a robotic workforce. Robots obviously have many advantages over their human counterparts. For instance, robots never get tired, they don't get cold, they don't sleep, nor eat, don't require tents, and when armed insurrection becomes necessary, robots are much more morally ambivalent. Additionally, we had a discussion with an unnamed member of the San Francisco police force and they confided in us that the police currently do not have any plan for dealing with robotic occupiers.

For all of those reasons and more, I present to you OCCU(PI) Bot; the first in a promising line of tireless, unstoppable, robotic class warriors.

 
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Step 1: Go get stuff

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You will need:
- A robot (My robot's name is Emiglio. He is Italian.)
- A megaphone (or battery-powered amplifier)
- An 1/8" male-to-male stereo cable
- Optional Arduino and Wave Shield (or a tape recorder and computer)
- M-type plug (also optional - see step 5)
- 9V battery clip (also optional - see step 5)
- 9V battery (also optional - see step 5)
- Soap dish (also optional - see step 5)
- 4' x 3/4 PVC pipe
- Something for a sign board (I used acrylic, but cardboard would do)
- Something to write a slogan (I used acrylic paint, but a Sharpie would work)
- Some tape, nuts and bolts, and zip ties
- And whatnot

Step 2: Mod a megaphone

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If your megaphone doesn't already have an audio input jack, add one by following these instructions.

If a megaphone is too large and/or inappropriate for your bot, or you just want to use something different, you can try using a Radioshack Mini Audio Amplifier. This battery-powered amplifier is cool because not only does it have a built in speaker, but it also has an output jack to drive any small-sized speaker you wish.

Or, if your robot just has its own darned sound system, let it speak for itself.

very nice robot

tornagen2 years ago
The Robot is so CUUTE!)

cute bot

davejuniortwo2 months ago

You have to be expert to make that :-)

very nice indeed

cheers

gosphero2 years ago
Great to see man and robot unite! OCCU(PI) Bot seems fully equipped to handle any situation.
Looks Really Cool
Please Tell me where you get the Robot From???
I would Love to Make one
AJMansfield2 years ago
What you should do now is add gps and put motors on it, so it can walk (roll?) around while it talks through its megaphone.
I am the 99%. They(Occupy) need some sort of goal to make anything happen though.
Funniest thing I"ve seen in a full month!
caitlinsdad3 years ago
OCCUPY AUTODESK. Randy sets new standards with coarse language videos....

< goes to re-edit downfall vids >
randofo (author)  caitlinsdad3 years ago
You're the only one who is going to watch that far... shhhh.... I mean... what are you talking about?
Uhm, i watched that far.
wilgubeast3 years ago
A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
Asimov's law's correct?
Yes thank you :D I freaking love those books. The zeroth law. :)
Microosoft3 years ago
But does it poo on police cars?
tinkerist3 years ago
and it's impervious to pepper spray!
akracht3 years ago
Please share the song name and artist. I have to get my hands on that track.
randofo (author)  akracht3 years ago
Music was used with permission from here:
http://hennessyyoungman.bandcamp.com/
steamyjoe3 years ago
Watch for it in London Public Workers Marches - coming soon!

This Technology could escalate, Until a T-800 is created, Pepper spray that !
Revolt Lab3 years ago
Can you please post a youtube video!? I want to blog this on wordpress!
randofo (author)  Revolt Lab3 years ago
If you click the embed option in the top right of the video, it will give you embed code that should work on a Wordpress blog.

I was able to use that code on my blog.

Let me know if that doesn't work.
Lindie3 years ago
Awesome! Very funny, too!
mikeasaurus3 years ago
Get a job, you beatnik robot!
Hehe, a roomba with an agenda.
LOL!
Emiglio is a true hero.
frenzy3 years ago
Whoever is controlling that robot is very attractive
randofo (author)  frenzy3 years ago
You can say that again big boy.