~Shankalonian Labs~

Missouri, United States · 217 Sales


~Shankalonian Labs~

Missouri, United States 217 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   Turning "Obsoletion" Into Innovation Since 2010


Last updated on Jun 17, 2016

Turning "Obsoletion" Into Innovation Since 2010


Daniel Shankalonian

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Daniel Shankalonian

Slave I from Star Wars
B-17 Flying Fortress Preorder
Hard Drive Starship U.S.S. Kelvin, NCC-0514
BSG Raptor
SR-71 Blackbird vs.1.2 preorder
Morpho Cybersatellidae
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Upcycled Electronics and Artwork with a Twist

My shop actually originated on E-Bay under the name of Shankalonian Galleries, where I sold small prints of my artwork. I was told about Etsy from a friend who absolutely loved the site and said that I would fit right in. So, in 2010, I opened my first actual online store front on Etsy!

I started selling my warped and twisted graphic art prints at first. Then, about a year ago, I was given 2 dead laptops from a colleague at work who was cleaning out her garage and asked if I could do something with them. Thus, the first bionic butterflies were born! As an experiment, I started a section in my shop called Shankalonian Labs. Once I started selling my new creations on here and in a few art shows, I soon found out that I knew a LOT of people with old computers that they had no idea what to do with! And, it cost money to recycle them. So, since I work with a lot of environmentally friendly individuals, I ended up with a LOT of dead computers!!!! Thus far, I have completely used up an equivalent of 3 whole computer towers and 2 laptops and I have many, many more to go! It is absolutely true that one man's trash can be another man's treasure, or business venture!

Thanks for checking out my shop and have a blessed day!

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Shop members
  • Dan Shanks

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    My name is Dan Shanks and I am the artist/owner of ~Shankalonian Labs~! The name was a nickname given to me at previous occupation.


Find shankalonian at the following upcoming markets!

  • Kansas City Comic Con

    Kansas City Convention Center, 301 W 13th St

    Kansas City, MO

    Aug 12–14

    "Our ultimate goal with Kansas City Comic Con is to create a love letter to the city that has lent us its name, as well as the many fans and creators who have seen fit to put their faith in us. By hook or by crook, we will make good on that promise."

  • Hallmarket

    The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center, 1 E Pershing Rd

    Kansas City, MO

    Sep 24

    Current and Retired Hallmark Artists all get together and put on an art show for a day! Come down and see some fantastic work!

Shop policies

Last updated on May 2, 2014
Welcome to ~Shankalonian's Laboratory~

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Product will ship within 1 to 3 business days of cleared payment.
Prints are shipped via US Mail unless Priority Flat Rate is requested. Larger items shipped via Priority Flat Rate or Fedex. Will ship anywhere in the United States. Product requiring a carton is insured.
Refunds and Exchanges
You have 10 days from time of receipt to contact me and return the product for a refund if not satisfied. Unfortunately, no matter how hard we try to carefully package items to arrive safely, once in a great while the handling of the package is too rough and things do get damaged. So, all solid goods that ship inside the U.S. are insured. In the unlikely event that a product is damaged due to shipping, I can offer to have the product sent back and rebuilt or we can file an insurance claim for a refund. A return of the product is necessary for a rebuild as opposed to making another one as parts are hard to come by for these creations. Please contact me immediately with any questions or concerns.

All returns are sent to:
Shankalonian's Customs
P.O. Box 781
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024