This is Matt Urban's F.O.R.D. ( Faulty Operational Rolling Debris ).  Matt has sent me a couple of letters regarding his creation.  As it turns out, Matt use to live near me, and shares the same "Wallace & Ladmo" memories that I do.  You would have to be from where I'm from to understand.  Hint:  it was a way cool kids show that even my mother liked!  It was on television from 1954 to 1989.

Here are a couple excerpts from Matt's letters:

Letter 1, September 2000
"Great site! I place the blame for my robot obsession on  my  mom.  She bought me two for Christmas when I was 5 and it was all down hill from there.  Attached is a pic of my robot Faulty Operational Rolling Debris. F.O.R.D. He has 2 Powerwheels motors in his base and 2 more for claw motors.  Two windshield wiper motors raise and lower his arms."

Letter 2, September 2000
"F.O.R.D took about a year to build.  He was finished back in 1996.  I use him to entertain the kids at Halloween. I have also rented him out a couple of times to some local businesses for advertising, mainly waving at passing cars."

I think Matt deserves an "A" for his robot, don't you think?

Thank you for sharing with us Matt!

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