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Mechanical Arachnids by AMechanicalMind Mechanical Arachnids by AMechanicalMind
A collection of my mechanical Spiders.

From left to right:

No 19 [link] buy: [link]
No 21
Vacuum Arachnid No 1 [link] buy: [link]
No 22 [link] buy: [link]
No 23 [link] buy: [link]

All sculptures are made from recycled watch parts, plus light bulbs and vacuum tubes. Parts are soldered, not glued.
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:iconilikeeatingbrains:
ilikeeatingbrains Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
Or Arachnoids
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:iconilikeeatingbrains:
ilikeeatingbrains Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
Arachnulbis Incandesis
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:iconmac2010:
mac2010 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Totally brilliant!!!....... Taking over a planet near you!!! :D
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:icon123-p-p-h-123:
123-P-P-H-123 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Awesome !!!
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:iconkarasu29:
karasu29 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
even though i hate spiders, i still think this is awesome.
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you...that is a popular stance on these!
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:iconkarasu29:
karasu29 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
with work like yours, that's not suprising.
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:iconhakler96:
Hakler96 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You have patience... I would rage quit on first one
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Believe me, there is plenty of rage!
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:iconhakler96:
Hakler96 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
At least you finished the thing.
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:iconterranabassador:
TerranAbassador Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Creepy. :)
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Good!
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:icondavehoran:
davehoran Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing work
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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:iconwoodgolem72:
woodgolem72 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
We are family!
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Exactly!
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:iconnephsech:
Nephsech Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
awesome :)
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconalienatedallie:
alienatedallie Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Filmographer
omg that one in the middle is like a boss ;) love these !!
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you...that was just what I was thinking while making this guy.
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:iconalienatedallie:
alienatedallie Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Filmographer
XD
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:iconfenrismau:
FenrisMau Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
These are crazy awesome1
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:icononnevan:
onnevan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work, congrats!
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:iconstorm-cwalker:
Storm-Cwalker Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
just imagine in the future technology will allow for these things to behave like real spiders, that will awesome.
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm hoping someone buys my ideas for that!
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:iconstorm-cwalker:
Storm-Cwalker Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol yeah
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:icondicky-mint:
Dicky-Mint Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
:joy:
Looking at the big one in the middle.... its been a few years since I soldered one of those in.
Great to see them coming to life again. :)
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
They are quite beautiful pieces of technology, vacuum tubes. This seems to be a good way of showing them off.
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:iconbrokenheater:
BrokenHeater Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
ahaha, get them alive and create an army =P
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm trying! I suppose they will need to be bigger before I have any real chance of taking over.
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:iconbrokenheater:
BrokenHeater Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
you'll get there ;)
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:iconaceofclubs:
AceOfClubs Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
siiiik, i love the claws!
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! He needed a little something extra.
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:iconpetyakub:
petyakub Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
SkyNet Beta
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Right?!
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:icongreyareark1:
GreyAreaRK1 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
I'm arachnophobic, so in my head their extreme coolness is at war with their creepiness.
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hopefully the coolness wins out!
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:icongreyareark1:
GreyAreaRK1 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Definitely. :-) There's a hypothesis among the SETI crowd that an advanced alien culture would sent probes akin to robotic insects to study us (for reasons of efficiency and anonymity). They might look something like your creations.
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:iconjbrenthill:
jbrenthill Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Brilliant!
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconmizztolly:
MIZZTOLLY Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student General Artist
looks live a strong army !
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
A strong, yet tiny army. They'd maybe win in the small invertebrates battle.
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:icondessine-moi-un-beru:
Dessine-moi-un-Beru Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
well done !!!
love the idea !
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:icondedani:
DeDani Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
I love it :)
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:iconpseudonym-blue:
pseudonym-blue Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Wow, these are great :)
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks...I appreciate that!
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