Sunshine Coast Mini Maker Faire

We couldn’t have asked for a better weekend for the Sunshine Coast Mini Maker Faire. It was inspiring to see all the creativity and innovation on the coast and we were glad to be a part of it.
The most amazing thing I found was how many people we met with a sense of humor as warped as ours. It was heartening to see and gives me hope for humanity. (although, despite my bent towards the catastrophic, my hope for humanity has always been quite high) And also, the number of you that love beer and believe that every new home should come equipped with a home pub. Obviously.
In fact we met so many great people it felt more like being at a big party with a few hundred friends.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by our exhibit.
We’ve recently launched a facebook page and Instagram feed which are currently dismally unpopular with follower numbers only in the double digits so far. In fact so unpopular I had to create accounts for both of my dogs and my beer mug collection to help our follower numbers grow. If you’d like to help us out with that, or even follow this dismally unpopular blog (see links to the right or under contact in the menu), you would make us deliriously happy and we will write a song in your honour. Or not. But we would be very happy indeed.

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Fires & Foosball

May long weekend signals the start of the summer season, beach fires, backyard parties & beers on the patio. It’s my favorite time of year. It’s one of the best times of year to have a home pub or tiki bar with cold beer on tap!

This long weekend did not disappoint. I got to play bartender at the Rogue Festival Human Foosball Tournament fundraiser.

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If you missed it, be sure not to miss out on the Rogue Festival this August. The giant human sized foosball court will be there.
We finished the weekend with a beach fire and a pint or two of Hoyne Pilsner, with our Foosball teammates the West Creek Hooligans!

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Derek and I are gearing up this week for the Sunshine Coast Maker Faire this weekend! We’re looking forward to exhibiting again this year with many of our latest Home Pub Furnishing projects!

Here are a few highlights from the slideshow below:

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I figured we should show some customer reviews and awards and stuff. It makes us look like we know what we’re doing. Even if they are awarded by our Moms.

Staggering & Stumbling

After our exuberant flurry of activity many months ago with all sorts of promises about neato things we’re about to launch like shopping carts, and home pub furnishings, you may have noticed the recent lack of activity, perhaps a few chirping crickets.
Well rest assured we’re still here, hard at work! It turns out I just grossly underestimated the amount of work required to get this new venture up and running.
Well, after all this time, after much anticipation I am pleased to announce to the world……..it’s still not up and running.
More sort of staggering and stumbling around, generally crashing into things like an uncoordinated drunk or an overactive toddler. You pick.
But, we are making progress!
On what exactly? Things like hammering, cutting things, generally making loud noises. Things like workbenches, jigs, air filtration systems. All terribly exciting and I’m sure I’ve now got you all perched on the edge of your seats with rapt attention. However, I shan’t go into more detail. Sorry to disappoint.

Speaking of being perched on the edge of your seats, in case you can’t get enough of us and demand to have updates on every social media platform, I’m pleased to announce that we can now be found on Facebook , Instagram @armyofevilrobots and twitter @armyofevilrobot .
I’m failing badly at making regular blog posts so I thought I would fail badly on more platforms.

I’ve posted a few photos of this weeks projects below, also I’ve been working on loads of new tap designs as well as several customizable taps! (coming soon!)

Derek has been welding up a vacuum chamber, which each piece we make will go into after the epoxy is poured. As epoxy cures it creates bubbles. The vacuum chamber process should extract most of these bubbles before it hardens.

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Here’s one of our latest taps. We’ll shortly be doing a full run of taps to test in the vacuum chamber. I’ll hopefully be posting these in the coming weeks.

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