Saturday 15th December
12pm, 2pm, 4pm at the Flag Market
A genuine robot with no human parts at all and tons of personality. At two metres tall, he talks, dances, plays music, squirts water and causes a sensation wherever he goes. Sparky is fully illuminated at night and is made from a fascinating array of recycled materials*.
Sparky is just right for illuminated, environmental or futuristically themed events and parades.
* Sparky is made of… A plant pot, boat navigation rudder, sandpit cover, fruit dish, microphone stand, welding mask, tricycle mudguards, CDs, guttering pipes, plant sprayer, bicycle wheel, funnel, a hoover, electric window motors, electric wheelchair motors, bass drum tension rods. Set on a recycled wheelchair base, controlled with a state-of-the-art digital remote control system, illuminated by a range of LED lights and decorated in silver, gold and blue.
“We had a great turn out of about 900 people and everyone really enjoyed the event and especially Sparky – he stole the show”
Emily Malcolm, Arts Development Officer, Rochford District
“What finally gave us the nearest thing to a ‘Wow’ factor… live entertainment, a robot interacting with spectators on the concourse, approaching in apparent friendship, then dousing you with water. All ages were enthralled.”
Tom Allan, The Guardian