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Robot goes on an airplane! Answered

Robot and I went flying the other day, so we took a picture together. Whenever I wear it out in public, I hope somebody will come up to me and say that they're a member, too. Hasn't happened yet. I look a tad bit tired(/retarded)...since i'd been flying all day. EDIT: Yeah, I look really retarded in that picture...but at least Robot looks groovy!

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Lftndbt

10 years ago

NIce.... very nice... Just a heads up.... Had my first time the other day... Whilst discussing designs on various things with a work mate.. I mentioned a coffee table I saw on instructables.... Which lead to a conversation on how he also was a member.... Had NO idea he was into that type of stuff.... so it was a pleasant suprise..;) I'm in AUS, so the Instructable's phenominum has definatley spread Down Under...! Joy Joy! :) Is that shit a home made?? pardon my ignorance.... or is it through the site? I soooo want a robot shirt...!

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KitemanLftndbt

Reply 10 years ago

You're allowed to download the various Robot images and print your own shirt, just don't sell them.

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Kiteman

10 years ago

Robot's looking a bit travel-worn, you'll have to win yourself another.

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KitemanWeissensteinburg

Reply 10 years ago

And to think I panicked when Kitewife handwashed him in hotwater instead of cold like the label says!

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GorillazMikoKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Pretty old comment, but do you know the right way to hand wash clothes? I know I don't.

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KitemanGorillazMiko

Reply 10 years ago

I do, because I pre-date front-loaders, tumble-dryers and teflon-coated clothing.

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GorillazMikoKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Can you tell me how-- or maybe an Instructable? My robot/ halloween 2007 shirt(s) need to be washed..

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KitemanGorillazMiko

Reply 10 years ago

OK, you need soap and water (see washing labels for temperatures)

Soak the shirt in the water for a while. This softens some of the dirt.

Put one hand inside the garment, and use the other to rub soap into the part of the garment in your palm.

Take hold of another part of the garment, and rub them together. If there are no delicate transfers or added parts (sewn-on sequins etc), then you can get a couple of fist-fulls and scrub them together.

Repeat frequently, working your way around the garment and dunking the whole thing in the water on a frequent basis.

Change the water, drop the garment into it and stir around to rinse out the soap.

Bundle the garment up and squeeze hard to remove water. If you have a wringer, use it. If the garment has delicate bits (like transfers), do not twist when you squeeze.

Drape the garment over a rail or radiator to dry. If you use a coathanger to dry the garment, use a wooden one if possible, or a fat plastic one. Wire hangers will leave a shiny line in the fabric.

Woollen garments often need to be dried flat, or their own weight when wet will stretch them out of shape.

(That do you?)

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GorillazMikoKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Thanks. Actually, I'll just put all MY clothes separately, wash it all (dark colors) in cold water, then air dry. I don't want no pumpkins or robots to fade or crack into pieces. ;-)

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NachoMahmaGorillazMiko

Reply 10 years ago

. It's usually pretty safe to machine wash and dry t-shirts. It will cause the printing to fade/peel after a while, but that's going to happen no matter what you do. . Use cold or warm wash and rinse when washing. Use low heat in the dryer. . Turning the t-shirt inside out will help preserve the ink/transfer, especially in the dryer. . Dry with other "light" clothing (other t-shirts, underwear, &c) - no blue jeans, tennis shoes, things with buttons or zippers, &c. . For t-shirts that you want to get maximum life out of, then, yes, hand washing is the way to go, but that is such a hassle.

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KitemanWeissensteinburg

Reply 10 years ago

Huh? Mine came with a card that said "hand wash in cold water", on account of the delicate screen printing. Somebody must be yanking my chain...

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WeissensteinburgKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Mine didn't say to hand wash it, just that it needed cold water and no drying machines.

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killerjackalope

10 years ago

You know I think the same thing... Some day it'll happen...

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T3h_Muffinator

10 years ago

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Actually, on my last few flights, I purposefully wore the Instructables Robot shirts, to see if anyone in the airport was a member. Well... also because the shirts kick arse!

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zachninmeT3h_Muffinator

Reply 10 years ago

If & when I fly down -- I'm *so* buying one and wearing it >_>
(Or borrowing my friend's...)

Might be a tad cold...

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Goodhart

10 years ago

Look ! it is Robot's little nephew ! Boogie Bot ! from American Science and Surplus .

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Lftndbt

10 years ago

Dude! That guy behind you is so going "Wow! that's an Instructable shirt! I should go say hi... but if it's not then i'm gonna look like a feakin' weirdo!" Nice shirt... full stealth and all.... Did he make through the scanners ok? LoL

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GoodhartLftndbt

Reply 10 years ago

That guy behind looks more like a security person waiting to see if there are any real wires in the robot LOL

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jessyratfink

10 years ago

Wow! You sure look excited! :P Where were you flying to? You've inspired me to wear mine today. I'm giving a presention about the psychological impact of injuries, and since that's really boring and common sense everyone can stare at Robot instead. :D

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jessyratfinkWeissensteinburg

Reply 10 years ago

That is pretty long. I know most of my trips from here to Miami have been 5-9 hours, depending on layovers. Blech.

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Brennn10

10 years ago

Very nice!