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Fraley's Robot Repair

1 As part of Project Pop Up Pittsburgh I was given this space rent free along with a grant to transform it into my proposal "Fraley's Robot Repair". This photo shows how rough the space was and how helpful Google SketchUp was in helping me illustrate the possibilities I saw there.

  1. 1 As part of Project Pop Up Pittsburgh I was given this space rent free along with a grant to transform it into my proposal "Fraley's Robot Repair". This photo shows how rough the space was and how helpful Google SketchUp was in helping me illustrate the possibilities I saw there.
  2. 2 These are some initial rough sketches for items I wanted to place in the robot repair shop.
  3. 3 For my initial application I created a very quick rendering of the storefront and simply inserted my rough sketches into the windows to give an idea of my concept.
  4. 4 Once I was informed I was a finalist for the project I immediately began building this detailed rendering of the space to scale. Using this Sketchup model I created a fly though movie of the space for my powerpoint presentation at the proposal meeting. Because of a very tight timeline I used the 3D Warehouse for common items and built the other items that could not be downloaded.
  5. 5 This is the completed space. Laying out the space to scale allowed me to begin working on finding and building the pieces to fill the room before I even had keys to enter. This helped immensely due to this being a fast tracked project.
  6. 6 Opening night at the "Robot Repair" shop.
  7. 7 New Year's Eve at the "Robot Repair" shop.
  8. 8 An interior shot of the workbench. After completing the project then going back to look at my Sketchup model it's really amazing to me how much they match up. I thought it was going to be a tool I used to very loosely layout the space but it turned out into being a pretty accurate guide.
  9. 9 The "Away on Vacation" sign.
  10. 10 The robot trapped inside while the owners are ""away on vacation"". He does a lot to occupy his time in there. Once every 7-10 days I go in and slightly change to scene to keep it interesting to those that live and work in downtown Pittsburgh. All of the past activities can be found at http://www.pghrobotrepair.com/html/photos.html
  11. 11 The back wall of the space. The robot behind the glass is animated and he bounces from side to side as his eyes pulse on and off.
  12. 12 The robot trapped inside during his first week of the installation. This pose was the same on I used in my Sketchup model for the proposal meeting.
  13. 13 Some of the actual vintage office equipment mimicking the Sketchup model.
  14. 14 Details such as "Robot Grade" paint add to the illusion of it being a real repair shop.
  15. 15 The back wall of the space with refurbished robot legs ready to go.
  16. 16 The electronics bench, also matched very closely to the Sketchup model.
  17. 17 The left side of the workshop.
  18. 18 Finally a favorite little detail I made, the fortune from a fortune cookie stating "There is a robot in your future". I loved making these minute little things to add to the overall realism.

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  1. brilliant

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  2. WOWZZZZA IT SO REAAAL

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