Introduction: Lennon Bot

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Hello! The Lennon Bot is a project for an information architecture and interface design class at Berkeley City College in Berkeley, California, USA.

Here is our robot's biography:

Our robot is the Lennon bot. He’s from Berkeley and he’s manufactured at the prestigious 2050 Center Street building.

He hopes that he can be a poster Robot(Child) for all other robots who just want to have a chance. He was designed with Love, Peace and good vibes in mind. He’s programed to play 94.1 KPFA non stop. This is good because he can educate the other robots making them more liberal and accepting of each other, and of other social events relevant to robots.

The first Lennon bot was named Lenny1EC; the next Lenny2DB. The subsequent Lennon Bots have ascending serial numbers, for example LB003,LB004, LB005 and so on. The Lennon bots all carry a signature skirt for stabilization purposes, which also functions as a banner for spreading Enlightened robot dogma to their brothers and sisters, which is the main function of the Lennon bot besides being more fabulous than any of the other robots.

While the Lennon Bots were inspired by John Lennon they also take some of their inspiration from where they were manufactured in the San Francisco Bay Area. A piece of street art near the train tracks in West Berkeley was of great influence in this robot's design.

You will need scissors and tape.

Cut on solid black lines; fold on dotted lines.

There are three pieces:

Skirt piece

Hands/Arms piece

Head/Body/Feet piece

Step 1:

Sit or stand at a desk or counter with your back straight and hold the scissors in a comfortable position.

Step 2:

If you haven't done so already, print out the robot (and the instructions page, if you want). Put the printed robot and instructions pages, the tape, and the scissors within easy reach.

Step 3:

Cut across the page on the solid black line to separate the hands/arms piece from the head/body/feet piece.

Step 4:

Cut across the page on the solid black line to separate the skirt piece from the hands/arms piece.

Step 5:

Cut on the solid black line around the skirt piece.

Step 6:

Fold the skirt piece on the dotted line at about a ninety-degree angle. The printed side should be on the inside of the fold.

Step 7:

Cut the skirt piece on the solid black lines on the part of the skirt that you just folded.

Step 8:

Cut around the head/body/feet piece on the solid black lines, including the solid black lines between the head and the body (but don’t cut the head completely off!).

Step 9:

Cut the small solid black lines inside the body. You can fold the lines in half slightly, to make them easier to cut.

Step 10:

Cut around the hands/arms piece on the solid black lines.

Step 11:

Put the hands through the small holes in the body, so the arm piece is on the inside (non-printed side) of the body, and the printed hands are on the outside of the body, with the printed side (showing the printed hands) facing front.

Step 12:

Fold the head on the dotted lines, with the printed side facing out. Tape the edge where the sides of the head cube meet.

Step 13:

Fold the body and legs on the dotted lines, with the printed side facing out, doing your best to not fold the arms, and tape the body in the back.

Step 14:

Fold the feet on the dotted lines at about a ninety-degree angle (so they stick out from the body, like feet do).

Step 15:

Wrap the skirt piece around the body with the folded pieces at the bottom and the printed side facing out, and tape the skirt in the back.

Step 16:

Admire your Lennon Bot!