A Doctor Who fan from Birtley in Gateshead has built a full-size, functioning Dalek from wood, scrap and an electric wheelchair. We’re just glad we live on the second floor.
Rob Bosher built his full-size Dalek for around £700. At its heart there’s an electric wheelchair with a joystick to control is wheels and a voice modulator to create the classic Dalek bark.
Bosher’s Dalek also has working lights and a moving eye made from a magic eight ball. Bosher who built the Dalek’s shell with scrap wood by hand claims he’s “never been much of a DIY man”. That’s impressive work from someone who doesn’t do DIY.
The Dalek has already taken part in a Children In Need and Bosher hopes to take his homemade baddie to other charity events to help raise money. It certainly puts our attempts at putting together an IKEA bookshelf to shame.
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