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.