Improvised robots

Dylan Tinlun Chan builds delightful robot toys out of junk electronic components.

123Photo4.jpgJia-Yi-Bing is a series of three robots. Jia (“alpha”) was originally created as a gift for a friend. Reluctant to give away the new robot, the designer cloned Jia to make Yi (“beta”). Then he made a third copy, Bing (“gamma”), as a dancing partner for Yi.

His portfolio includes also an extremely useful trio of robots that sits on top of a fan. When a robot is activated it plunges a needle into the spinning fan blade to create noises. Different robots produce different noises and together they form a kind of noise instrument.