Lord Cthulhu, the solar-powered Lovecraft bot

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Etsy user tinyminds makes cheap, wonderful solar-powered robots for between $60-$80 each, but the one pictured here is christened after Lord Cthulhu, H.P. Lovecraft’s sickly spawn of the stars. The Cthulhu bot sleeps until he soaks up enough light… at which point, he begins to madly thrash around his many sucking, tentacled limbs. “Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn…” as the ancient prophecies write. Roughly translated? In his house at R’lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits recharging.

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10 Responses to Lord Cthulhu, the solar-powered Lovecraft bot

  1. Tits McGee says:

    Girls totally Heart Cthulhu.

  2. erzatsen says:

    i knew This must be a Brownlee discovery. on the BB front page, cory lists as joel’s find.

    so, does It charge up and then gesticulate Its tendrils wildly, clacking those balls at the end all over my kitchen counters, making the Eldrich Din of the Aeons for my dinner guests?

    or is there something even more sinister at work in those Stripey Orbs?

  3. Cory Doctorow says:

    Fixed!

  4. Cory Doctorow says:

    Also: just bought one

  5. Anonymous says:

    You musta bought the last one. They’re sold out now.

  6. steauengeglase says:

    So the cell above the head, is that the nominal location for it or does it add to the um, “indescribable-ness” of it?

  7. dawnstarau says:

    Small world. I purchased swag of steampunk kit from this same vendor just a few days ago. Very nearly picked up this wiggling masterpiece.

  8. dculberson says:

    It appears that the movement is just a vibrating motor in the base, so the body buzzes but the tentacles just flex in response to the body moving. He should make one with memory wires making up the tentacles so they wave around menacingly. It would have to be more expensive, though.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Love the idea of memory wire for tentacles, must investigate.

    oh and i’m a girl by the way :)

  10. dculberson says:

    tinyminds, I’m very sorry for the gender mix-up!

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