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Holy crap, these guys made a functional life-sized Wall-E! [Video]

Posted By Enrique Manalang On August 6, 2013 @ 7:05 AM In General Tech | 1 Comment

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The celebration of Geek Week on YouTube continues! Last time, Google showed off what a Unix version of YouTube would look like [2], but this one’s even better. Jamie and Adam of Tested visited Michael McMaster’s workshop to take a look at what he and a group of friends had built: a fully functional, remote-controllable, life-sized version of Pixar’s Wall-E. Yup.

McMaster and his friends apparently had to use objects seen in the movie like VCR tapes to really nail Wall-E’s size. According to him, the Blu-ray was especially helpful since they were able to use high-definition screenshots of the movie to see every detail of the little robot.

The result is amazing. Wall-E looks and even sounds just like the robot we all adored in what I would say is one of Pixar’s best films. But despite how close their Wall-E resembles his big screen counterpart, McMaster and his group will continue to work on and improve the robot.

I’d say they should start working on Eve [3]. Or they could convince the world’s governments to fund them and just build Gipsy Danger [4].

[via The Verge [5]]


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[1] Image: http://dottech.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/wall-e.jpg

[2] what a Unix version of YouTube would look like: http://dottech.org/118304/google-shows-unix-version-of-youtube-to-celebrate-geek-week/

[3] Eve: https://www.google.com/search?site=&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1920&bih=1058&q=wall-e+eve&oq=wall-e+eve&gs_l=img.3..0l9j0i10.1314.3061.0.3596.10.9.0.1.1.0.142.836.3j6.9.0....0...1ac.1.24.img..2.8.616.sArGz52PSjQ

[4] Gipsy Danger: https://www.google.com/search?q=gipsy+danger&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=ueMAUpTAD4TlkgXNjIFY&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=1920&bih=1058

[5] The Verge: http://www.theverge.com/2013/8/5/4590092/pixar-wall-e-life-sized-robot-replica

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