Soon after making the original spherculism site it became apparent that nobody had ever managed to simulate poi moves in a graphical way. There's many good juggling simulators, there's a cool one for diabolo but not one for poi. So I took it upon myself to make the first one, it's called poibot and I used Flash to build it.
After that Poibot became a bit of celebrity and earned its right to become the official mascot. Here's a closer look at the illustration I did for the dvd. I made the 3d model using Z-brush, then painted all the robotic bits in photoshop. The arms at the back are all traced from video footage in the dvd, so it's an amalgamation of all of us using all our different toys.