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Reimagining and rebuilding the public art installation, Fraley's Robot Repair, in the Pittsburgh International Airport. #PITRobotRepair
Reimagining and rebuilding the public art installation, Fraley's Robot Repair, in the Pittsburgh International Airport. #PITRobotRepair
Reimagining and rebuilding the public art installation, Fraley's Robot Repair, in the Pittsburgh International Airport. #PITRobotRepair
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A STRETCH GOAL! 

No matter what happens with this stretch goal, the project is still funded and happening. I'm adding this stretch goal not only give away another cool tie in with this project but also as a way to help lighten my load this summer. If this Kickstarter hits $15,000 it's going to allow me to cut out at least one summer arts festival I would normally need to support myself as an artist. Hitting $15,000 is basically going to let me concentrate solely on building out the best Robot Repair shop in the world (admittedly competition is not steep in this realm, but still...). 

The award is a set of 54 playing cards each displaying a unique image of the new shop. The cool thing about this is some details you really can't appreciate unless you were up close to them. I'll be focusing in on those detail elements, it's going to be a really cool deck of cards. If $15,000 is reached everyone who has backed this project at the $25 level or higher gets a pack! 

54 different images of the shop. A perfect time killer for that long flight home to Kyoto after picking up your repaired robot in Pittsburgh.
54 different images of the shop. A perfect time killer for that long flight home to Kyoto after picking up your repaired robot in Pittsburgh.
 
Robot Repair at it's old location in downtown Pittsburgh
Robot Repair at it's old location in downtown Pittsburgh

Fraley's Robot Repair, the Pittsburgh International Airport Branch

For 17 months Pittsburgh's Cultural District was home to the art installation 'Fraley's Robot Repair'. Maybe you were one of the hundreds of fans that sent in a selfie from outside the shop or you read about it online. (More photos and info from the project can be found here.)

You can help bring it back! I'm launching this Kickstarter campaign to give the Robot Repair a new start - this time at the Pittsburgh International Airport.

Working with the Allegheny County Airport Authority, I have an opportunity to re-imagine and rebuild the public art installation this summer in an storefront located in concourse A.

Help put the Pittsburgh International Airport on the map as the only airport in the world with a Robot Repair shop!

Imagine getting off a long flight - bleary eyed, jet lagged, and maybe a bit grumpy. You pass the standard gift shops and fast food joints only to find a little shop that seems simultaneously locked in time and of an alternate reality.

We can elicit the same double takes, catch people off guard, and spark conversations just like the downtown shop was able to. I need your help! Any amount helps bring the shop closer to reality, but time is of the essence.

-Toby Atticus Fraley

Here are the customized rewards for this Kickstarter.

Note Cards for Early Bird Supporters
Note Cards for Early Bird Supporters
Branded pencils, just like what's used in the shop.
Branded pencils, just like what's used in the shop.
Logo sticker 5x3
Logo sticker 5x3
1.5" Buttons
1.5" Buttons
Logo T-Shirt printed locally by Pittsburgh's own Commonwealth Press
Logo T-Shirt printed locally by Pittsburgh's own Commonwealth Press
Enameled metal wings pin
Enameled metal wings pin
The Pennant, 7 x 21 a Wool/Cotton blend made by Oxford Pennant
The Pennant, 7 x 21 a Wool/Cotton blend made by Oxford Pennant
Signed 11 x 17 limited edition prints
Signed 11 x 17 limited edition prints
The Diner Style Mug
The Diner Style Mug
Get your name in the shop! These paint cans will be placed close to the window for the world to see. I'll also send you one as a keepsake.
Get your name in the shop! These paint cans will be placed close to the window for the world to see. I'll also send you one as a keepsake.
The View-Master®. Seven 3D images of the shop for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. It's just like being there.
The View-Master®. Seven 3D images of the shop for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. It's just like being there.
Get your name in the shop! This manual will be placed close to the window on the workbench for the world to see.
Get your name in the shop! This manual will be placed close to the window on the workbench for the world to see.
One of a kind prop from the original Robot Repair shop.
One of a kind prop from the original Robot Repair shop.
I will build you a custom robot for your home! We will collaborate on a theme and design. On average the robots in this series stand 42"-48" tall. They also have illuminated elements using LEDs driven by custom built circuitry.
I will build you a custom robot for your home! We will collaborate on a theme and design. On average the robots in this series stand 42"-48" tall. They also have illuminated elements using LEDs driven by custom built circuitry.

Risks and challenges

I have actually come to expect snags on projects. This makes them less of an issue and less of a surprise when they do happen.

I don't anticipate many obstacles with this project but if I had to think worst case scenario these are a few issues that may arise.
•Unforeseen hurdles working in a secure area of the airport. These would just need to be handled on a case by case basis if they occur.
•Possible delays in readying the space at the airport. Things always seem to take longer than previously thought. I do try to budget time into my schedule for this though.
•Possible delays may happen in locating enough of the right 'props' for this much larger Robot Repair shop. I'm very particular about the pieces I use in my installations and sometimes it just takes a little longer to find that oh-so-perfect typewriter etc.

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    ✈ Smooth Landing

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    ➢ Buzz the Tower!

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