Maker Faire Bay Area 2023

Obtainium Works

Home: California, United States

For both weekends, we plan to bring a number of art vehicles to be on display and be mobile on the 2nd weekend. We will also bring our Robot Rumble exhibit which is a battlebot style event using trash robots made from Obtainium. There will be 4 robots that are RC controlled to battle each other in a public safe arena. There will also be robots on display. On Sunday, October 22 at 5pm, we will have a parade of Obtainium Cup Contraptor Rally pedal powered vehicles.
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Obtainium Works

Obtainium Works is a makerspace in Vallejo, California that specializes in producing small art cars for events such as the Mad Hatter Holiday Festival and Parade. We've demonstrated our work at all the Maker Faire events from 2006-2019.

What Inspired You to Make This?

In 2006, I designed and with a dedicated team of volunteers built the Neverwas Haul, a 3-story Victorian house on wheels that is self-propelled and took it to Burning Man. That project led to more art cars that were designed and built over the past 17 years, events featuring them, and international recognition for our steampunk style. In 2022, the Obtainium Works crew started creating trash robots out of recycled materials and developed a project called the Robot Rumble, where participants can build robots and then run them against each other in a public safe arena.