Update: Wall-E upcycling project


Update: Since the initial publication of this blog post, the upcycling project to bring Wall-E to life through welding and scrap metal has garnered significant attention and praise. Creative minds from around the world have been inspired to embark on similar endeavors, using discarded materials to create art that not only captivates the imagination but also promotes environmental consciousness.

Many enthusiasts have shared their own experiences and adaptations of the project, showcasing the diverse ways in which upcycling can be applied to breathe new life into old materials. From community workshops to solo ventures in home workshops, individuals have embraced the challenge of transforming scrap metal into works of art, echoing Wall-E’s message of resilience and sustainability.

In addition to the creative aspect, this project has sparked important conversations about the role of upcycling in reducing waste and mitigating environmental impact. By shining a spotlight on the potential of repurposing materials, we are reminded of the power we hold as individuals to make a positive difference in the world around us.

As the journey from scrap metal to Wall-E sculptures continues to unfold, let us celebrate the ingenuity and dedication of those who embark on this transformative endeavor. Together, we can turn discarded items into extraordinary creations, leaving a lasting legacy of creativity, sustainability, and environmental stewardship.

One question I am still trying to figure out is if I will MIG or TIG weld the Wall-E

note: this was created with some AI content

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^ An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat — Oxford Press 1898 Page 702
^ A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood — Trubner & Co. 1878Page 723
^ A History of the English Language by Elly van Gelderen — John Benjamins Publishing 2006
^ Herodotus. The Histories. Trans. R. Waterfield. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Book One, 25. create an update for this post

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  • Hi Jarod, it looks like the project is coming along nicely. I think that MIG welding would be the way to go as it is a lot more accessible in the idea forge and also a bit easier. I also think that the AI generated content was pretty well done.

  • Barrett Lister
    February 11, 2024 5:32 pm

    Kudos on the use of welding for the very first project! I know firsthand it is definitely an art that takes practice to get good at and your welds look pretty solid, so good work! Is your version of Wall-E going to be entirely welded or are there pieces going to be attached some other way? Additionally, what are your thoughts on the aesthetic your project follows? Industrial or steampunk maybe?


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