Potatobots
They're here, they're starchy, watch out.

About the Potatobots

Each year, my students and I take apart old electronics (VCRs, computers, clock radios, and the like).  We use the parts like the parts for the old-school Mr. Potato Head kits. In the 50’s, you didn’t get the big plastic potato, you just got face and body parts.

We use the gears, springs, screws, wires, and other pieces as the body parts for our Potatobots.  We photograph them on blue paper, and then I use GIMP to place them into scenes of the students’ choosing.

After that, the kids use their photos as inspiration for stories.  That’s how the Potatobots are born each year.

One Response to “About the Potatobots”

  1. Sean,
    These are very rad. I’ve been thinking about doing the International Potato Art Show online. This might just push me to get to it. Thanks to you and your students for such great art work.
    mikewindy


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