VBot was commissioned for a video software company called Vidyard located in downtown Kitchener Ontario Canada. The request was for a physical representation of their cartoon character mascot, but small enough to sit beside a laptop and be of comparable size. The end result was a sculpture measuring approx 15" in height, which was a perfect fit for them. The first piece of the puzzle was to find a body section. That found treasure was to be an old wooden electronic ohm meter. After removing the front panel and all of the internal parts, a replacement front was needed that would give the familiar triangular lines mimicking the mascot. Constructed from pieces of acrylic sheets, the body took shape and the build progressed full speed ahead.
Another request from the marketing team at Vidyard was for the sculpture to light up somehow. This deemed somewhat of a challenge as we like to push the boundaries a little. The idea was to incorporate an infinity mirror effect on the front of VBot's body when the play button was touched. After much experimenting and maneuvering within the small cavity, the electronics finally fit allowing the rear door to close. The end result was a touch sensitive play button that would light up the chest/screen area having the desired infinite light effect. The play button also turned on two flashing eyeballs. The flash speed was controllable with variable dial/potentiometer.