Our transportation system has come a long way from being human-powered to steam-powered to the present day electricity-driven transport. But, the good old steam energy powered locomotives are still a reason of curiosity, thrill and excitement for many. So, why not have a robot that runs on steam energy? Loopy – Mister Tesla’s Terrier is a cute little watchdog robot that is powered by steam energy. What even more interesting about the machine is that it is made from recycled materials.
This innovative steam robo is the brainchild of Will Wagenaar. Will has been a professional artist and designer since 1972 and is well-known for creating robots and characters from recycled materials.
The Loopy – Mister Tesla’s Terrier is a watchdog robot made from recycled material. Measuring 20″ tall, 19″ deep and 8.5″ wide, this amazing robo is powered by steam energy, which means she would just meander around the house in loops till she ran out of steam. The watchdog flaunts an antique camera head, while antique, French binocular parts are her eyes. Vintage buggy wheels are used for her base that allows it to wander in the house. Her neck can be posed in several positions. If you turn it upside down, you will get to see the designer’s signature and a date on it, proving its authenticity.
This watchdog robot is not only good to look at, but also comes loaded with many green features that add to its beauty. It is made from recycled materials, diverting them from the landfills and saving the environment. Antique camera and binocular parts get new life and a more meaningful way of preserving them. In addition, it is powered by steam, saving on the energy resources. Since it is a result of recycling, it is far more efficient, in terms of energy consumption, than producing something out of fresh raw material.
Why should I look out for it?
If you are one of those who love art, innovation and the environment, then this one here is definitely for you. The Loopy watchdog robot is not only an inspiration for you to look toward green practices like recycling and renewable energy sources, but will also allow you to think out-of-the-box to create something creative and interesting. Bringing this cute little animal home will throw new life into your dwelling and make many heads turn.