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Robot Invasion or Just a Really Cool Mailbox?

New mailbox on Old Turnpike Road is turning heads.

Photo Credit: Greg Miller
Photo Credit: Greg Miller
Drivers on Old Turnpike Road in Brookfield will see an interesting sight as they make their way down the street: a wooden “robot” guarding one family’s mail.

Greg Miller, a local graphic artist with a flair for building (“Sheds, fences, arbors and trellises mostly,” he says), starting sketching designs for a new mailbox after his was taken out by a neighbor.

The “nice neighbor” who “inadvertently ran over my old mailbox” donated two pieces of wood toward the construction of a new one, Miller said.

While mulling ideas for the new design, Miller said he threatened his wife with building a robot to stand at the head of their driveway.

“When I started to sketch out some architectural type designs for the new post, she said I promised her a robot,” he said. “That settled it.”

Miller started construction last fall using scraps of wood left over from previous projects and finished this spring after getting a welder for an early Fathers Day present.

Kathryn June 20, 2014 at 10:26 AM
So cool!
Greg Miller June 22, 2014 at 07:47 AM
Just to be clear, I really did mean the neighbor was nice...couldn't have been nicer, offered to fix it first, then gave me two 4x4's towards the project. ~Greg
Janice Waterbury June 22, 2014 at 01:01 PM
Very clever! Love it!
Kathleen June 22, 2014 at 01:31 PM
It looks great! Share some more with Patch for us, please!!

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