Saturday, September 29, 2012

Sting & Tabatha

Meet my sweetheart, Tabatha. She was born just a few hours ago!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Prima Donna

Found it quite difficult to render the elegance of a prima donna with wires and other scrap materials.

And the result is not satisfactory at all, though it gave me an inspiration for my next work.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Twin-lens Reflex Camera (Rolleicord Nano)

If you love photography, then twin-lens reflex cameras would be worth giving a try. They have everything the latest digital cameras don’t have. 

Posing in front of Ed Van der Elsken, one of the great old-time photographers I truly admire

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Electric Bulb Man

Built this one, inspired by Fred Astaire’s tap dancing 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Shooting is fun!

Hi!  My name is Sting. I’m Shoji’s second robot. Today, I hit the streets to shoot a bit and bumped into a weird guy.

I've got a video camera made of a pencil sharpener! 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Accordion Man

Thought it would be fun to make an accordion with a heatsink and SD card adapters...

And the result is:

I love musette and the images it conjures up.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Posing with a Motorcycle

A 2-inch tall Kamen Rider figure posing with a motorcycle, with Ikuo Hirayama’s work as a backdrop

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012

On Stage

This is a guitar I made quite a while ago, using scrap wood. Fortunately, the size is just right for Robot 2.

And this is what I came up with:

And this is what he's singing:

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Desk Work

If only I could make him work for me...No pay, lots of work !

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Robot 2

This is what I started out with; a document clip and two curtain glide hooks. An idea, no matter how stupid it may seem, often turns into something concrete as you mess around with parts and materials.

I'm listening...                                                                    Oh my God !

Exercising (He’s got dozens of flexible joints!)

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Notebook Computer

What would you build with a broken belt buckle and a bead chain?  

Is this idea too farfetched?  

Friday, September 7, 2012


The more I looked at the other part of the broken nail clipper, the more it looked like a...


Thursday, September 6, 2012


There is not much you can do with a broken nail clipper and bullet terminals,  

except turning them into a scorpion.

Monday, September 3, 2012


An inch-long ant made up of nuts and bolts

Different sizes of nuts are ideal for making the abdomen of an insect.

Sunday, September 2, 2012


I was fascinated by the shape of a gas hose clamp, which looks like a bird's beak.

Maybe a bit too simplified... I think I need to learn more about the art of deformation. 


When I found a couple of rubber packings in my tool box, I came up with this idea.

In particular, a part of a wrist watch bracelet fits perfectly as a steering bar. 

And these are the parts I picked out for the assemblage.

He is powerful enough to lift a motorcycle :)

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Robot 1

My first assemblage made up of an electric motor, document clips, hooks, an electric bulb, etc.

I like his humorous look with his mouth half-open. Ironically, he's got a shiny head like mine !