Friday, January 15, 2010

Final Robot Idea Contest Winners

Here are the final winners of the Robot Idea Contest:

Carmen Miranda Robot (head dress with a few gadgets thrown in along with fruit)-(Samantha)

You Complete Me Robot....plug and socket-(guurrrl)

Congratulations! and I will be contacting you shortly for your mailing information.

There were no 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place winners in this contest. I was top 3. Originally 14 ideas were submitted and I narrowed those down to 9. To be fair I posted an open voting poll to pick the top 3. Here are the results of the poll.

I really enjoyed reading everyone's ideas and making these robots. I'm sorry that not everyone was happy with the design of their robots, but again this was an idea not a design contest. Someone on twitter and in their blog said that I robbed someone of their idea for my own benefit. The only benefit I got from this contest was to make one of a kind figures for some awesome people based on their ideas. I paid for the supplies, I took the time to make the figures and I'm mailing them for free. I am not going to remake these robots and sell them, so I am unsure what "Benefit" this person was speaking of. Art is about interpretation and these were my interpretations of the ideas submitted. This will not detour me from having contests like this again in the future, if anything it has just reiterated that "You cannot please everyone" (:

Oh and on a related note the Dj robot created for this contest has found a home. Another blog reader has emailed me and said she would love to take him. Thank you to everyone who emailed wanting to take in this little orphan.


  1. Wow I love all of the colors on the Carmen Miranda Robot!!! Your interpretation of the Plug is socket is awesome (I'm totally enamored). You do amazing work with clay! :) Thank you!

  2. Love how you did the ideas and am happy to hear that you will do it again!

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  4. I envy your enlightened view of this! I have to say, even though I know it's unwise, when people go for my throat, I make a whole lot of noise. If people get mad at me, or tread on my toes in any way...I just feel like I have to destroy them!

    Thanks for the lesson in being calm and collected and philosophical in the face of adversity...though I'm not sure it is a lesson I will ever learn!

    The Carmen Miranda robot is totally genius. There's something so funny about that really done-up hat, with all the lush fruit...on a robot. Brilliant.

    Nice job and well done to the idea-maker too :)

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  6. These two are both so cute. My particular favourite being Carmen, how amazing is she? But I may be biased... guess what my name is? *g*