“In the not-too-distant-future, when the war between man and machine is over, the junkbot will be king”.
Becoming a junkbot maker (a Junkbotter if you will) doesn’t take much skill or technical knowledge. What you will need however is a good imagination and a collection of junk parts. Junk parts can be anything from vintage electronics like old radios and sewing machines to broken mike stands and vacuum tubes. To a non-junkbotter these things are just rubbish to be thrown away and discarded. To the Junkbot maker, they’re pure gold.
Junkbots have a personality all of their own and each one is unique. You will probably never be able to duplicate one that you have made as each in is built from parts unique in themselves. Junkbots can be as simple as a tin can with fork arms or as complex as a mechanical behemoth that lights up. It’s up to the junkbotter (and the parts available) to decide on the type of junkbot they want to make.
This ible’ is designed to be a guide on what you will need, and how to get started building your own Junkbot. I’ll take you through what to look for when your hunting for parts and ideas on how to put your junkbot together.
I've also included a step by step guide in the middle section of the ible' on how to make your own, small Junkbot.