Analog Robot

"R-ie" is an analog robot handcrafted with love and "rivets" from the raw bones of old wood and rusty gears. He was commissioned to house the parking validation system at R.House, a food stall market in Remington, Baltimore.

The materials were salvaged locally by Brick + Board and re-imagined for a new life: century-old yellow pine with laser engraved details, vintage machine parts polished to a soft patina, and a pair of embedded LEDs that bring light to his eyes when your ticket is validated.