The First Citizen of My Personal Robot Nation Has Arrived

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The First Citizen of My Personal Robot Nation Has Arrived

Back in November at AnDevCon II, I met Jonathan Hirshon of Horizon Communications, who hooked me up with a complimentary robot from My Robot Nation. This had nothing to do with Android; it probably came up because we had a MakerBot running in O’Reilly’s booth printing out little Androids (using casainho’s Android magnet design from Thingiverse). Enough about androids and robots. As ST:TNG’s Lt. Commander Data is so fond of reminding us, there is a difference between the two!

After I returned home from the conference, I headed over to My Robot Nation’s WebGL-powered designer, and started working on a robot as close to Futurama’s Bender as I could get. I chose the type of head, torso, arms, and legs. Next, I added color, a robot part for the mouth, decals for his eyeballs, and posed him.

I placed my order, and a couple of weeks later, my bot Blunder appeared on my doorstep! The robot’s not posable, but he certainly is cute and fun to have around my office. (My Robot Nation has extended a 10% discount to readers, good until the end of January 2012, with the coupon code MAKE2011).

10 thoughts on “The First Citizen of My Personal Robot Nation Has Arrived

  1. RoofusKit says:

    I’m just going to ask the question that’s on everyone else’s mind… where did you buy the eneloops?

    1. Anonymous says:

      Can’t blame you for asking :-) they are great batteries. I’ve always bought mine on Amazon.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Yeah, Amazon for Eneloops.  I also got a large set from Costco that included a charger and some C and D adapters, but that was many years ago and I’m  not sure they still sell it.

    1. Anonymous says:

      That sounds really sweet. I’ll have to keep my eye out for a bundle like that. These are the best rechargeables I’ve ever had, though I did have one or two of the AAAs die on me, which was surprising (I use a La Crosse charger). But maybe I shouldn’t be surprised; I often use these to power DIY projects, and it’s possible I ran them down way too low for their own good.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Nice robot~

    100% Good Plastic Machine!

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