The Office Hijinks Series – Part 3: Tequila Bot
Welcome to the next installment of our Office Hijinks Series. In this week’s episode, we meet Tequila Bot, built in August of 2010.
A co-worker, Robert, was out of town for the week. This time, rather than making his office look like a little girl’s room or filling it with balloons, I decided what better than to replace him with a robot!
I’m not sure where the original idea to do Tequila Bot came from — an off the wall link at the time. Anybody can build Futurama’s “Bender,” so this seemed a bit more original. Tequila Bot is based off of one of those low-budget commercials which pop up on YouTube from time to time.
Tequila Bot was built from old cardboard boxes, duct tape, silver spray paint, and other assorted items from the hardware store. We set him up in Robert’s office, gave him a chair and some credentials on the wall and we we had our new technician! All in all, I think I got him pretty close to the original inspiration (minus the walking!)
Upon Robert’s return, Tequila Bot lurked around the office for some time until sadly, he was eventually disassembled.