Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Introducing OWLBOT. An owl robot covered in layers of palladium leaf, some pure silver mesh wiring, and crystal clear ears for good radio reception.
Palladium is a cool metal, more expensive than gold and does some interesting things in the flame and in the kiln. It has an extremely high melting temperature, so it doesn't vaporise like gold or silver in my torch flame. It has kind of a matte finish but as you turn it in the light it reflects different metallic colours, like gold, green, blue and pink. It's cool.
I'm going to make a bunch of these owlbots and inscribe a series number in roman numerals on the bottom edge. This fellow is OWLBOT I