Netflix has nearly all of the “new series” Doctor Who episodes available for online streaming. As a guy who grew up watching the show, having it on tap is just plain awesome. Unfortunately, Netflix does not carry one my favorite episodes ever – the Doctor Who Christmas Special from 2010 entitled, “A Christmas Carol.” You can’t get the DVD from Netflix and you can’t watch it online.
Thankfully, Amazon does have this episode in their video library. Watching it just now I noticed something at 44:44 – a small model of what appears to be the Empire State Building. The screenshot appears above.
So, what do you think? Does that Empires State Building look as if it was printed on a 3D printer?
And, really, how much more perfect could this project get? It’s a TSP nerdy math single line art drawing of my favorite sci-fi show for drawing with a robot I built using printed parts from my 3D printing robot. 1 2 3
- Wanna make a DrawBot?
- DrawBot Resources and Links
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- DrawBot - Parts Ordered!!!
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- DrawBot – The Software, Part I (and an existential conversation)
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- DrawBot – Design Considerations
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- The biggest inkjet printer ever
- Why do DrawBots draw on walls?
- Maze Code + Polargraph?
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- Ideas for improving my DrawBot
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- The Eagle Has Landed
- Overengineered Spools
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- Sourcing DrawBot Parts
- DrawBot - A Tour!
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- Building an Arduino Drawing Robot - On The Cheap
- DrawBot - Printed Parts Tour
- Unidentified Foam Object
- Arduino Powered Drawing Robot - Take 2 (Or 3)
- DrawBot, now ACTUALLY wall mounted!
- A Study of Drawing Robot Pen Holders and Design Considerations
- Drawing Robot Pen Holders, Calligraphy Pens, and Thought Experiments
- Ideal Qualities in a Drawing Robot Pen Holder
- Enough talk! Finally a pen holder!
- DrawBot Pen Holder Post Mortem
- To Maker Faire!!!
- Skipping! How could I forget the skipping?!
- Drawing Robot Penmanship
- PlotterBot at Maker Faire Bay Area 2013!
- PlotterBot.com - a new site dedicated to drawing robots
Now, I’ve already seen Doctor Who Season 6. I liked it, but, on the whole, not as much as Season 5. Why am I so excited then?
Because now I can delete these episodes off our DVR and watch them, unedited, without commercials just as god intended.
There’s a whole huge article entitled “List of Doctor Who items” which covers just about everything I’ve ever seen on the show.
You could use a prop TARDIS for a tool shed, chicken coop, garden shed, file cabinet, etc.1
But, as I was watching that video of Sillysparrowness build her TARDIS, I couldn’t help thinking… This is a time and relative dimensions in space device – why does it need to be enclosed? As long as you are going to use it as a prop, rather than as a storage device of some sort, you would really only need the front, the left or right panel, and the top. Admittedly, then you could only take front or 3/4 perspective view shots. If it were modular, the left and right sides could be swapped back and forth so you could take a left or right-sided 3/4 view picture.
If constructed in such a fashion it wouldn’t take up much room if you were to put it facing into a corner.2
I just can’t help it. I’m such a sucker for DIY Doctor Who stuff.1
Until now I had only known about Project Dalek for people who wanted to build replica Daleks. I suppose I should have known, but never thought to have looked it up, that there’s a whole website devoted to building TARDIS’s. This lady’s build log on that site is nearly as entertaining as her Youtube video.
Just for this, I’m only going to keep your awesome artwork as my desktop background for a slightly shorter duration than my normal background.
- Plus, I mean, just who the hell is a robot dinosaur to give out opinions on the benefits of one blogging/CMS platform over another? With those itty bitty arms, there’s no freaking way they could do a decent bit of code review. [↩]
- Also, just how the hell does a robot dinosaur tweet?! [↩]
- Seriously, though – why was I not consulted on this? Robots, dinosaurs, and Doctor Who is like 95% of this blog’s content! [↩]