Building Robots: John P. Funk

Building Robots: John P. Funk: 01: Build-It-Yourself Robots

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Build-it-yourself robots can be made from old recycled toy parts, parts from eBay, sheets of plastic and lots of metallic paint. Create robots from scrap parts with information from a computer graphics artist in this free video on robots.

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Building Robots: John P. Funk: 02: How to Build a Homemade Junk Robot

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Building a homemade junk robot is best done using collected odds and ends of things, such as electronic toy parts, computer parts, cardboard, circuit boards and wires. Start collecting random junk to build a found-object robot with information from a computer graphics artist in this free video on robots.

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Building Robots: John P. Funk: 03: How to Build a Robot Out of a Box

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To build a robot out of a box, use several different sizes, a good pair of scissors, some glue and spray paint to construct a life-size automatron. Add plastic accents to a box to make it look like a robot with information from a computer graphics artist in this free video on robots.

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Building Robots: John P. Funk: 04: How to Make Remote-Controlled Robot Heads

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Making a remote-controlled robot head can be done using a recycled motorized toy, taking apart the toy and reconfiguring the motor to do various tasks. Redesign an old toy to create a remote-controlled robot head with information from a computer graphics artist in this free video on robots.

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Building Robots: John P. Funk: 05: Where Is Artificial Intelligence Used?

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Artificial intelligence is used in many aspects of life, as any computer system that makes automatic decisions is considered artificial intelligence, from the scanner at the grocery store or the GPS system in a car to the robots that are being sent into outer space. Find examples of artificial intelligence with information from a computer graphics artist in this free video on robots.

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Building Robots: John P. Funk: 06: How to Make Movie Special Effects

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Making movie special effects can be done using miniature robots, where model spaceships and figures are filmed, edited on the computer and merged with life-size footage. Create movie special effects with information from a computer graphics artist in this free video on robots.

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Building Robots: John P. Funk: 07: Building a Simple Robot From Scratch

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Building a simple robot from scratch requires finding a few simple components, such as a miniature remote-controlled tank, spare model parts, miniature LED lights and circuits from other toys. Create a one-of-a-kind robotic figure with information from a computer graphics artist in this free video on robots.

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Building Robots: John P. Funk: 08: How to Build a Toy Robot

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To build a toy robot, cannibalize various toy parts, leftover model kit pieces and remote controls from broken toys, which combined can lay the foundation for unique creations. Glue, connect and meld various toy parts to make a robot with information from a computer graphics artist in this free video on robots.

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