Posts Tagged ‘animatronics’

Saturday Matinee – Bot Training, Peter Gunn & Link Wray

Saturday, 9 November 2019

Training the bot is pretty cool. How it was made is cooler:

[Found here. Don’t worry, it’s a safe site. They had a coordinated WOT report attack years ago by some people who didn’t like their opinions. If you subscribe to WOT, please mark the site as safe. They don’t deserve this unwarranted abuse. Never have. SFK. SFW.]

In 1992, The Blues Brothers Band did Henry Mancini’s 1958 classic “Theme To Peter Gunn” justice. Other notable artists covered it, including Duane Eddy, Dick Dale, Jeff Beck and Deodato.

Emerson Lake & Palmer‘s version is probably the most pretentious, while Roy Buchanan just quietly walks up and then BAM. Right in your face.

Link Wray took some liberties with the song, made it nasty, and renamed it “Switchblade.” I couldn’t find a live vid, but I found this:

Awesome.

Have a great weekend, folks. Be back here for more stuff.

 

The .Gif Post No.520 – Demon Alcohol, Parkour Flooby & Biermeister Oopsie

Friday, 26 January 2018

[Found here, here and here.]

Saturday Matinee – Post Modern Jukebox, Jason D. Williams, and a WTF

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Awesome Retro Cover of Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop,” and it beats the hell out of the original. Post Modern Jukebox is amazing, and that song is dedicated to Calo who’s having some tough times. Get well, Suki.

Jason D. Williams cranks boogiewoogie piano and feeds the ghost of Jerry Lee Lewis.

It can almost outrun a human, but humans get tired. This thing doesn’t.

Have a great weekend, folks. See you back here tomorrow for more of the usual awesome.

Tinius No. 23

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Brute Force Cybernetics Turtle
Tinius the Cybernetic Turtle c1950 – An engineering student takes a robot through its paces, 1950.  [RH-2013- Although looking like a turtle (tortoise) which suggests being a Grey Walter-inspired machines, With it two “eyes” appearing as though it is fixed to the steering, suggests more that it is just phototropic i.e. it is attracted to and will follow a light source as per Norbert Wiener’s Moth.]

[Found here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No. 221 – Cat Tongue, Bear Smack & CheetahBot

Friday, 23 March 2012

[Found here, here and here.]


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