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Home Geekonomics: Robot Schematics

Home Geekonomics is a series that features the best in geeky home decor, food and DIY. Each week will focus on a specific fandom and highlight the best of geek for your home and everyday life.

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This week BattleBots returns for the summer with the debut of an all new season. Designing, building and destroying isn’t just a hobby for these intense bot-teams, it’s a way of life. Even the casual robot fightin’ fan likes to know how a bot ticks.

These artistic schematics give a fun inside look at familiar onscreen robots. While beautiful pieces of art, perhaps they’ll inspire you to build your own killing, thrilling machine.

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Voltron patent by Inked and Screened
How awesome is the new Voltron: Legendary Defender series on Netflix? If you haven’t binged the whole season at once, I highly encourage you to do so. I’ve already started a rewatch, it’s so darn fun. Whether you’re a fan from back in the day or just getting into the adventures of the heroic Paladins, this Voltron patent print would look great adorning any office wall. It will make you want to find four friends and help save the universe, immediately.

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Vitruvian Jaeger by Doodle Dojo
Inspired by Jaeger Gypsy Danger from Pacific Rim, if Leonardo Da Vinci created robots, they’d look like this. Who’s to say he didn’t? Certainly not us.

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R2-D2 LED schematic art by The Daily Robot
The most recognizable droid in the galaxy gets a modern treatment with this glowing schematic to keep the nighttime creepers at bay. The effect is achieved by laser etching a piece of clear acrylic and side-lighting it with LEDs. Fully illuminated it makes for a stunning piece of Star Wars art.

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C-3PO patent by Catkuma Patent Press
Speaking of the droids we’re looking for, this patent for a golden protocol droid looks awfully familiar. What are the odds that he may be the companion to the aforementioned LED droid? Never tell me the odds!

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Optimus Prime patent by Inked and Screened
Is it a vehicle, or a robot. It’s both! Transformers exploded our minds when they arrived on the scene and this print shows off all the articulation of the leader of the Autobots.

Which are your favorites? Let us know in the comments below!

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