On Friday, July 31, Google organised with RoboSteel and Camara a charity raffle of an alien made from recycled material at Google’s European Headquarters on Barrow St. Google has recently donated 59 servers to Camara which will be invaluable for Camara’s IT infrastructure.
RoboSteel donated a unique and beautiful hand crafted Alien sculpture for the raffle to help raise funds for Camara to supply refurbished computer labs to African schools.
3,000 Euro was raised in raffle tickets and the winner of the draw at TGIF (thank Google its Friday) on 31st July 2009 was Mel Foody.
We want to thank Piyanuch Chanphet of RoboSteel for her very generous donation. You can see other examples of RoboSteel’s unique work at their RoboSteel shop, Cows Lane Studio, Essex St West, Temple Bar, Dublin 8 or visit www.robosteel.com/blog.
This 1.1 meter high Alien King is a beautiful sculpture that contains over 750 unique parts. The parts used for construction range from a car, a boat, a motorbike and other pieces of recycled steel. The individual parts have been joined by welding and have been expertly crafted into limbs and other body parts. The sculpture has been polished and sharp edges have been removed. It has been coated with several layers of strong lacquer to protect it from weathering.
Many Thanks to Bryan Alexander and Mark Gordon of Google for organising this unique initiative and all those who participated in the draw.
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