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Man builds insane replica of Short Circuit's Johnny 5 in his garage

By T.K. Randall
August 12, 2023 · Comment icon 5 comments

Johnny 5 is alive... again! Image Credit: YouTube / Johnny5Replica / BBC News
The popular 1980s movie robot has been brought back to life thanks to the tireless efforts of Ryan Howard.
The 34-year-old, who hails from Nottinghamshire, England, began working on the life-size, functional replica of the iconic movie robot during lockdown.

Despite Howard having no experience building something this complex, the end result is barely distinguishable from the original Johnny 5 who was first introduced in the 1986 film Short Circuit.

The robot is even capable of moving like its on-screen counterpart, with working tank treads, movable arms, eyebrows and neck, as well as the ability to speak with the same voice.
Howard admits that he lost count of exactly how much the project cost, but there's no denying the impact it has had with video clips going viral and people queuing up to meet the robot.

"I've never done anything like this before," he said.

"I'm very proud of it."

Source: BBC News | Comments (5)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Scholar4Truth 12 months ago
Comment icon #2 Posted by josellama2000 12 months ago
100x times more impressive than the animatronic from the Saudis called Sophia. Sophia was designed for marketing/propaganda purposes without any other practical utility.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Jon the frog 12 months ago
Don't have the laser...that's sad.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Cho Jinn 12 months ago
Comment icon #5 Posted by Grim Reaper 6 12 months ago
Thanks for sharing that brings back so very fond memories!

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