Robot for Clonegal
picturesque village of Clonegal, Co. Carlow has a new resident
- one who has a very distinct look. Its arms are conveyor rollers
from a quarry; its feet are the bucket teeth from a digger. It
has bolts for fingers and an engine for a stomach. Its eyebrows
are wire brushes, its hair comprises motorbike chains and its cheery
smile is thanks to the roller from a conveyor belt.
This smiling metal man, who carries a suitcase, is completely made from recycled
scrap parts and was created by Liam Birmingham, a second-year mechanical engineering
student from Institute of Technology Carlow. And on Wednesday 13th June Liam,
alongside his engineering lecturers Dr. Anthony Nolan and Dr. Cathal Nolan, presented
the smiling ‘Tin Man’ to the Clonegal Tidy Towns committee. He will
reside in the square opposite the church in Clonegal village where his suitcase
will store used batteries as part of Clonegal’s ongoing efforts to “reduce,
reuse and recycle”.
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Birmingham, Carlow IT (Creator of the Robot) with Dr.
Anthony Nolan, Carlow IT
Liam Birmingham with his two lecturers Dr. Cathal Nolan
(L) and Dr. Anthony Nolan (R) and the Robot!
Johnny Dunne (chairperson Clonegal Tidy Village) Liam
Birmingham and Dr. Anthony Nolan
above L to R: Marie Byrne, Tony Jackson, Liam Birmingham
Carlow IT (creator of the robot), Dr. Anthony Nolan
Dr. Cathal Nolan Carlow IT, Kay Jackson,
Margo Corbally and Johnny Dunne.