The engineering world is filled with folks who were first inspired by the fantasy gadgets in movies, television and cartoons. A Star Trek convention just might be the highest density of human intelligence on Earth.
So hats off to Hopewell Studios artist Richard Sargent, who created the Greatest Robot Reunion of All-Time, presumably with an open bar serving motor oil cocktails.
On first glance, the characters that immediately jump out at me are the “Lost in Space” Robot (who I believe is just named “Robot”), “Yo Gabba Gabba’s” Plex, C3PO (who looks like he found a new girlfriend), Rosie from “The Jetsons,” the Android mascot, Bender from “Futurama” and Wall-E’s girlfriend, EVE.
Who jumps out at you?
Where's WALL-E? How many robots can you name? (Click the image to enlarge)
You can buy your own copy of the “Where’s WALL-E?” poster here.
So before garbage Dumpsters become grimy, smelly receptacles of stuff we never hope to see again, they start out as pristine metal containers that you could eat from.
Designer and artist Greg Lincoln Kloehn, a direct descendent of the world’s most famous rail splitter and log cabin guy (Abraham Lincoln), put a bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, roof deck and even a bar into an ordinary trash bin.
Would you want to live in one? The mortgage payments must be affordable!
This simple napkin sketch, which has been making the rounds on Facebook, is originally credited to Star Trek actor George Takei’s feed, although it is unclear if he came up with the idea or posted it from elsewhere.
It doesn’t matter: The idea still resonates.
From an outsider’s perspective, it seems like people at the top of their industries just naturally gravitated there based on talent and smarts. Of course, any engineer, architect, or CAD manager who’s ever helped usher a product from the idea stage to reality knows better.
If you’re a Star Trek fan, you know that George Takei, a.k.a. Mr. Sulu, overcame all sorts of challenges battling ethnic stereotypes off screen — and on screen, there were tons of dicey moments with aliens.
Tell us about your experience living inside those squiggly lines. What’s been your biggest CAD challenge that you’ve overcome — whether it’s been with DraftSight or not?
…And any lessons you can share with the rest of us?
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