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Fiberglass Projects

A-4 Skyhawk (1978)

I constructed this 1/3-scale fiberglass replica of the A-4 Skyhawk, flown at the time by the Blue Angels precision flight demonstration team, in the late 70s while stationed in Montgomery, AL. I had initially intended to build a go-cart for…

Robart II (1982 -1992)

As the upper body of ROBART II was fabricated from a length of PVC irrigation pipe, only four components were made of fiberglass. The left photo below shows the initial configuration, constructed on my patio in Monterey, CA, while attending…

MDARS Interior (1994)

Our sponsor for the Mobile Detection Assessment Response System (MDARS) Interior robot wanted an extra system to take to trade shows and conferences.  An actual robot weighed some 300 + pounds and cost several hundred thousand dollars.  I made this…

JunkBot (2018)

The JunkBot is a non-functional sculpture robot I built to avoid throwing away some first-generation components removed from ROBART III in the course of progressive system upgrades over the years. The early version of ROBART’s Gatling-gun barrel, for example, is…

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