Tag Archives: cardbots

How we play F.A.Q.

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Just before I wrote this I heard from the El Camaro Crew. Which is a dutch cardboxing group! Look at all that aggression! Check this video! They also asked me how we play the cardboarding game… Well… there’s been a lot of questions on the rules of our Cardboarders battles lately… There were some rules but just because we destroyed our suits so fast that it was a bit of a shame. Most of the boxfighters out there just do … Continue reading







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Robot Run Try Out

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Off course we made some robot suits ourselves… check em out! LTV made a  movie about it which should be online really soon! By the way: Sam Peeters is in the sattelite suit,  Koos Schaart is in one dragon and I’m in the other…







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Lowlands Cardboarders Movies

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LTV (lowlands television, made by captainvideo) made some really neat movies of our cardbots! First movie is the second robot run we did (which ofcourse ends in a showdown in front of the Lowlands Television Big Screen…) edit by Guus Verschuur van Work Hard Play Hard…







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Cardboard SweatShop

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What we like about festivals is not to just sit around and consume. We want to join in! A big festival like Lowlands is like a village, you can eat, drink, dance and consume whatever you like. But once in a while you get ideas on festivals, and you want to produce them immediately. This is what we provided at the Lowlands Festival: Rapid Proto Typing for the masses (or as we say in dutch: creatief met kurk, nou ja … Continue reading







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Lowlands Festival: Running the Cardboard Gauntlet

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The Cardboard Robot Run at the Lowlands Festival was just plain fun. It was the biggest cardboard event we ever hosted and it turned out fine! In the picture on the left you see famous dutch sesamestreet (sesam straat) actor Rik Hoogendoorn running the gauntlet!







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Lowlands Cardboard Workshops!

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Yes! Cardboarders will host the workshops under the big Zorklands top at the Lowlands festival! Friday we’ll start easy with building some cardboard masks, saterday we’ll try setting up a robotbattle and make a lot of cardboard wings. Like cardboarders on facebook and we’ll keep you updated!







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2011 First Amsterdam Cardboard Robot Capture The Flag

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Well, that was fun, we organised the first official Amsterdam Cardboard Robot Capture The Flag Event. The flag of course being the baby-bot. Inspired by earlier Robot Battles we wanted to create something like that in Amsterdam.







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A Call to Arms

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For all the lazy people out there. This guy (Jason Lentz), sells his Giant Cardboard Robot Arms online! Story goes he raised an interest for his arms by just dropping in on the Makerfair: doing a little dance…  The extension of the human body is exciting, hence all the interest in superheroes, we also want superpowers! These robotarms look the right stuff: they are very basic, they have joints, they seem easy to wear. In most other cardboardrobot movies online … Continue reading







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It even works, hi to lo-fi

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Make things big: size definitely matters amongst the cardboarding community :-). This Giant Cardboard Camera isn’t only beautiful, it also works! Kiel Johnson’s cardboard sculpture of a twin lens reflex camera is made strictly from cardboard, hot glue, and tape. You can find some pictures that are made with the camera on the site of Kiel Johnson, he has some SERIOUS cardboard skills. Normally I really don’t care for realism (some artists out there just try to copy reality in … Continue reading







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Mechanics

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Cardboard Mechanics is made by 4 students of the Utrecht School of Art and Technology (Saskia Freeke, Fin Kingma, Davy Jacobs and Sonja van Vuure). I love the endresult of the project but you should also check the other movies made during prototyping, they don’t have the audio mixed out and you can hear the sound of the cardboard as it spins and the sounds of the people looking at it! Next to making things by hand they also use … Continue reading







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Cut me some Costumes

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Poor animation with poor storytelling. The only good thing about Transformers was of course their ability to… TRANSFORM. This blog is not about copying existing ideas or making real life things out of cardboard. It’s about being original. But still… these costumes are made of cardboard and they are robots, and some of them even transform. So that raises awesomeness levels to great heights. Long live all of you girls and boys who like to dress up as  robots! Don’t … Continue reading







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BOXWARS ARE NO PILLOWFIGHTS

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Remember pillow fights? Alright: Now Forget Pillow Fights! If you feel like having fun you should try this for a weekend. Cardboard enthusiasts LET OUT THE CARDBOARD BEAST in a phenomenon called BOXWARS. It’s aggressive and creative at the same. Like a mixture between art and sport. There’s people all over the world forming illustrious groups of cardboard engineers, actors and visual artists. What do they make in the end? Havoc, Mayhem. Boxwars. The best movies i found (till now) … Continue reading







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Painted Cardboard Houses Japan

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The cardboard dwellings of homeless people in the Shinjuku Station in Tokyo were a 1990s phenomenon. If you go to the website cardboard-house-painting.jp/ about these cardboard houses you can still see some of the beautifull artworks some of the inhabitants made of their temporary shelters.The site is in japanese but if you feel poetic: you can aways count on google translate japanese-english: Cardboard-type settlement here before the Information Center has to plug in a cardboard reviews too many pieces. Kita … Continue reading







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8 juli ROBOT BUILDING and TOURNAMENT in amsterdam

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This Tournament has ended: Check! We ain’t got no problem with LAMELOS, the seem to be nice guys. But they shouldn’t have messed with the swedish and go pick on some cardbots of there own size. We are ready! Finally they will meat: LAMELOS VS REANIMATION. We all know who will lose that game. We’ll take care of the cardboard, knifes, MacGyvertape and soundeffects, you take care of yourself! Make a team and join the big fight 8 juli, Tussen … Continue reading







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