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Jaimie Mantzel's Giant Robot Project
November 14, 2010 11:57 AM   Subscribe

Jaimie Mantzel has a dream: The Giant Spider Robot Project. First he needed some infrastructure; a Palacial Megadome (with trampoline floor) in the woods, his own hand made road, a Banana Building, and of course his own lumber mill. He also recently started the Adventure Builders Club for anyone else who likes building stuff. Whole lots more videos in his channel. via
posted by MetaMonkey (17 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
I want to be this guy when I grow up.

On the other hand, I know some of my coworkers believe I already am this guy.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 12:14 PM on November 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


This
posted by mmrtnt at 12:27 PM on November 14, 2010


Since time immemorial man has looked to the skies and wondered "Why don't I own a giant spider robot?"
posted by The Whelk at 12:38 PM on November 14, 2010 [2 favorites]


This guy inspired me to make waffles this morning.
posted by swift at 12:51 PM on November 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


I like his adventurous use of Comic Sans.
posted by clarenceism at 12:59 PM on November 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


Jon Peters would be happy.
posted by yeolcoatl at 1:33 PM on November 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


That trampoline floor makes me so. happy.
posted by the_blizz at 1:45 PM on November 14, 2010


Interested parties should check out the AMA he's doing over at reddit.
I grew up in the burbs of Ontario. I thought it was boring. I'd sit in school dreaming about jumping out the window and running until I couldn't anymore, and see where i ended up. Boredom and frustruation got to the point where I decided I'd rather die than live the way most people around me did. So... I started living as if I was playing a video game. Like... in a video game, you'd never choose the boring path. Why would you in life? There have been a lot of difficulties. Moslty cultural resistance to being independant, but its all worth it. Now I spend most of my time working on projects that I think the world needs. ...hoping to show a different way of life that others might be inspired by, and join in on.
I'm so happy that this guy is in the world.
posted by fight or flight at 1:50 PM on November 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


Wow. When society collapses, I want this guy around.
posted by farishta at 2:21 PM on November 14, 2010


This guy is my new hero. His unabashed glee at making a plank is a beautiful thing to behold.
posted by zamboni at 3:26 PM on November 14, 2010


I love it so much when the lumber mill doohickey falls off its track and his only response is...nice.
posted by lazaruslong at 5:10 PM on November 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


This guy is awesome. I would like to buy him some gravel for his road, though.
posted by maxwelton at 5:20 PM on November 14, 2010


Imagine the Adventure Builder Club following in the wake of the next Katrina-style disaster. I'm packing a special bug out bag that's all tools next to my regular bug out bag. Heed the call!
posted by Redhush at 8:58 PM on November 14, 2010


Imagine the Adventure Builder Club following in the wake of the next Katrina-style disaster. I'm packing a special bug out bag that's all tools next to my regular bug out bag. Heed the call!

I guess that would be a bug-in bag, though wouldn't it?
posted by atrazine at 10:42 PM on November 14, 2010


buggin out of my house and into adventure!
posted by Redhush at 3:52 AM on November 15, 2010


I love this guy too, but. His disregard for safety and use of random trees from who knows where, if scaled up at all, would also remind me of robber barons.

Looks like his....wife? girlfriend? partner? roommate?...has a blog too. And they had a baby!
posted by DU at 6:03 AM on November 15, 2010


Trees from his property, I assume? He strikes me as the opposite of a robber baron.
posted by swift at 9:23 PM on November 15, 2010


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