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Wow! Let’s take a moment and talk about August. This month’s DTIYS challenge had an added mission attached to it. We wanted to raise money to donate to Oxnard Colleges’ TRIO/SSS Program. They help 140 Students every year with a budget of only $10,000. The program is for First Gen students, and or low income students, and or students with disabilities. They help them with financial aid, they take them on trips, they have an open food pantry available, and so much more. WHAT AN ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE PROGRAM RIGHT?! So knowing what I know about the Trio/SSS program, I knew that they were the perfect people to spotlight in front of the entire Robot Army. We raised funds for them via auctions, direct donations, and art sales from all over the world. We got to show the program some love and appreciation from all over the world and give them a little bit of a ‘THANK YOU’ for all of the hard work they do. Robot Army Member @rukzone from Australia took it upon himself to take it even a step further. He got us on @ditto_pop radar and massively moved the donation needle forward. On August 25, @ditto_pop hosted a Friday night fundraiser along with his WHATNOT APP community and they auctioned off art, they highlighted the amazing work of the TRIO/SSS Program, and they injected an incredible amount of faith right back into humanity! All and all we were able to raise $1,743.15 from all around the world. You all completely exceeding expectations. I had someone reach out from South Africa and say to me “We don’t have much but we want to send over $50” another said “I’m all the way in the U.K and won’t be able to make it to the online show but i want to send you $40.” Just days into the month, I had someone (anonymously) drop $425 into my PayPal account for the TRIO/SSS Program. So many of you also bought and sold your own original art and sent over the profits. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! There is no community in the World like this one. I am honored to know you, know of you, and get to interact with all of you. – Arik aka Robot One You can check out and follow the Oxnard Trio/SSS on IG HERE If you want to donate directly to Oxnard College Trio/SSS you can do so HERE


Last years Scholarship was a collective effort and an absolutely amazing start. This time, we’re aiming even higher! I am partnering up with @Benson.ink for a new DTIYS round unlike any we have ever done before. We are going to auction off the original prompt done by @Benson.ink at the end of the round and will be donating all of the profits to the TRIO SSS Program. NOW, we are also going to ask that anyone else who would like to sell and donate any portion of their profit to the program to do so as well. We are going to pool all of the money and give it all to the TRIO SSS Program. If you’d like to donate to them without waiting or being part of the pool we are collecting you are absolutely welcome to do that through this LINK Here is some info about the TRIO SSS Program ( i took this directly from their website) WELCOME! TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded program intended to serve 140 eligible Oxnard College students.  SERVICES OFFERED We provide:


So check this out, we got challenged by Ashley Lanna from @lullabythefearpodcast to take the Free Personality test and share our results. Not only did we do it, we also got @Smugsbunny to do it too! Here are our results AND we’ll include the link so you can fill it out too! TAKE THE TEST HERE ARIK’S RESULTS: TYLER’S RESULTS: SMUGSBUNNY RESULTS: ASHLEY LANNA’S RESULTS:

Live! The NEW Robo-Merch Page

The new all singing all dancing restyled and updated Robo Merch page is now Live and it’s stacked up with all the stuff you want. So now you can point your friends and granny at one place on the whole interweb as you gently remind them about your upcoming birthday, house-warming, names day, wedding, holiday, celebration, baby shower . . . anything really. So far we have hats, mugs, hoodies, stickers, tee-shirts, bags, paper flowers, a book, water bottles, tapestries, rugs, even a Procreate brush set. And it’s not just my own logo stuff I’m featuring here. We are showcasing anything and everything created by you and your friends in the Robot Army! Talking of friends, I’m going out on a limb here but perhaps you too have frends? And relations? And don’t you owe them a little gesture of love? Well here you are – back on the same page. Easy peasy. As a global community, we have designed the new page with tabs to filter where all this stuff is manufactured. So it’s easy to choose things that are more expensive than the shipping cost! How it works if YOU have something to sell: For makers seeking commissions for 3D work, I just need a few pictures, and some words about what you do. (we aren’t proposing to include commissions for drawings and prints on paper because just about every member of the Robot Army does that) If you have an online store selling individual products, then for each item you want to sell, send me pictures and some words about your products (To start with I’m limiting this to five products per vendor) so I need a separate submission with pictures and blurb for each item you want a page for. And lastly, if you have a global made-to-order online store, (eg Redbubble, Printful) then again let me have a few pictures that represent your range and a description of the ranges that people can buy. In this case, the link will lead to your store on the vendor site. In all these cases, let me have two links, one to the stuff on your vendor site, one where people can contact you for any queries (typically your instagram or maybe your own site’s “contact” page.) The links can be the same in the case of commissions, but should be different if there are specific products in the catalogue. The links you give me will bring buyers in through the front door of your shop. I also need to know where you ship from, UK, USA, Europe, etc. Some providers like Redbubble, Printful and Amazon KDP print and despatch globally (Threads is a made to order one, but seems oinly to despatch from USA?) – items tagged as “global” appear on the Global tab and ALSO they appear on the USA and UK/EU tabs too because shipping is always local. This will help buyers to choose stuff that isn’t too expensive to get their mitts on. I don’t need any back end or security information about your online business, so it is completely secure for you. Where do we start on this? just . . . Use the “Sell Merch” tab on the Contact Page

The Cat House on The Kings

May 6th 2023 The Cat House on The Kings had their annual Spring Fling event! They host this event once a year and it brings in a massive crowd, tons of needed donations and a lot of applications for cat adoptions. For the past 3 years Arik has gone to their events and enjoyed seeing the cats (even adopting his cat Fry!), buying things from their silent auctions and the many many vendors they have there, and indulging in the food trucks, his favorite is The Vega Brothers! So this year we finally got some pictures to share! First of all let us tell you about The Cat House on the Kings; The Cat House on the Kings is California’s largest no-cage, no-kill, lifetime cat sanctuary and adoption center. Their mission is to place rescued cats and kittens into loving, permanent homes; to provide a safe, happy and healthy home for unwanted cats and kittens in a unique, no-cage facility; to prevent pet overpopulation through spaying and neutering; and to educate the public about responsible pet ownership. They have a 12 Acre property solely dedicated to the betterment of animals! CHECK OUT THEIR WEBSITE FOLLOW THEM ON INSTAGRAM

New Develop­­ments at DMAR HQ

Having received, unpacked unwrapped downloaded, and uploaded the first seventy Robot Army Portfolios manually, your faithful team of web-elves noticed that our typing fingers were wearing out and so we engaged the help of web genius and tech wizard Tyler Garland So now our fingers don’t hurt so much and probably we’ll be making fewer copying errors since this thing is now automated. It’s amazing what Tyler has done – could rant on about it for hours and what fun it has been working with him. But for now I’ll just give you this. Tyler looked out his window and saw a scorpion – that is a scorpion, right? The first guineapig automated post (he didn’t know this) was by cr8tivmojo And it’s looking good. Please do check it out, share it, follow him on Instagram all that good stuff. One more thing – about the merch page we have been a bit tied up with other exciting stuff so sorry that’s taking a bit longer than it should have. Please keep watching this space, and if you want to be featured as a vendor of awesome stuff on that new page please do send us messages on the contact form in the footer of this and every page on this website.

GRAFF STREET + Artdecypher Sticker Wall

Calling all sticker artists globally! @artdecypher has teamed up with @graffstreet_projects for an International sticker wall project. Head to the link in our bio to apply. The 2023 refresh of The Blacksmiths Way Graffiti and Street Art Project includes graffiti, street, stencil and installation artists, and yarn bombers. We are also keen to feature sticker artists. With a dedicated wall for slaps we welcome sticker artists from around the world to apply. Art and creativity knows no borders, and unites us all. We aim to showcase this message with a collection of artists from around the world. Standing together in unity to showcase the power of creating CHECK IT OUT HERE!

Reddit Gen 3 Avatars Ft. @Benson­­.ink

Reddit will be dropping their Gen 3 Avatars soon and Brendan will be releasing 3 Robots into the mix! “I’m excited to announce I’ll be part of Reddit’s third generation of avatars! Check r/CollectibleAvatars for more news!” – Brendan CHECK IT OUT HERE

Who Can Make A Profile?

This is the question we get sent the most! If you are an artist, or a creative of any kind this website is for you and you are welcome to make your own FREE Robot Army Member Profile. If you have submitted art to our Instagram page, have been featured, you too are qualified! Your page DOES NOT have to be all about Robots, your page here should have the 9 images that best represent you as an artist, whether it be FLOWERS, STARS, ETC. If you are an artist or a creative, it’s open and FOR YOU!