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Wall-E isn’t looking so hot

Posted in Robots by Conner Flynn on November 3rd, 2009

Wall-E isn't looking so hotWhat do you get when you cross Wall-E with a butler? You’re looking at it. It has Wall-E’s eyes and the snootiness of Jeeves, your elder manservant.

This robotic butler just looks like an old sad and lonely Wall-E. It made an appearance at Shanghai’s New International Expo Center where they are hosting the 2009 China International Industry Fair. Sadly there are no other details about the bot. But just looking at this guy makes me sad.

10 Awesome Robot Halloween Pumpkins

Posted in Robots by Conner Flynn on October 12th, 2009

Halloween PumpkinsHalloween is almost here and while we all have a healthy fear of witches,ghosts,monsters and zombies, it’s robots that we should really be afraid of. Robots are capable of killing every creature on that list and then turning on us.

That’s why I’m proposing that we phase out all of the old monster decorations and Jack-o-lantern faces and replace them with robots. If you don’t fear them now, you will wish you had feared them sooner one cool October night when a red-eyed robot TPs a house with your intestines.

Mail E: Papercraft Wall-E checks your email

Posted in Robots by Conner Flynn on September 17th, 2009

Mail E: Papercraft Wall-E checks your emailWe don’t know why this guy needs a papercraft Wall E on his desk to let him know when he gets an email, but we approve wholeheartedly. This papercrafted “Mail E” is actuated by three 9g mini-servos and controlled by a SD21 servo driver and a picaxe 18x.

The head and hand move to alert you and if he can add wireless connectivity, he’ll let it move of the desk and have Wall E make certain gestures to mimic the kind of email that he has received. Pretty cool. Check out a video below.

The most realistic Wall-E case mod

Posted in Robots by Conner Flynn on September 16th, 2009

The most realistic Wall-E case modWe’ve seen our share of Wall-E case mods, but this one is so detailed that it looks authentic. The attention to detail is the best that we’ve seen. If Wall-E really existed, this is what he would look like, with just the right amount of dirt and wear.

This one comes courtesy of César S..’s photostream on flickr. It looks as real as a computer generated Pixar robot can be. Awesome stuff. Now he just needs to make a few more characters and he can film his own movie.


Botropolis: This week in robots

Posted in Robots by Conner Flynn on September 11th, 2009

Botropolis: This week in robotsIf you are reading this then I have to assume that robots have not killed you yet. Let’s all take a moment to thank our maker that we haven’t yet been crushed by a robot arm or shot by one of DARPAs mutant creations. Thank god a garment folding bot didn’t fold your shirt with YOU in it. Yes, we are all very lucky to be alive. Make the most of it meatbags. It can’t last forever. It’s time to take a look at some of the robot news we covered this week over at Botropolis.

DIY Robot Mask: With iPhone Display.

God Hands: This can’t lead to anything good.

Guy builds Master-Slave Suit: Enslave them before they enslave us.

Wall-E and EVE USB flash drives

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on August 26th, 2009

Wall-E and EVE USB flash drivesRemember that Wall-E flash drive that we featured awhile back? Well, now he has a companion. I present the EVE flash drive. Made by the same etsy seller who created the original.

You can now get them as a couple, the way Pixar and robot love intended. For $120. Who can resist? Wall-E is holding EVE’s pistol arm and defending her in the pic above. These two have a love that knows no bounds and sells movie tickets like nothing else. Now let them store your data.

Botropolis: This week in robots

Posted in Robots by Conner Flynn on June 26th, 2009

Botropolis: This week in robotsThere was a bunch of robot news this week over at Botropolis. We were still recovering from how shockingly bad the Terminator movie was and the new Transformers flick that debuted didn’t impress us much either. Thank god we still have a never ending stream of robot related goodness to get us through. Here’s some of what we covered this week.

Rubber-Band Firing Wooden Robot: He’s cranked by hand.

Comic Books: Skull Headed Robot Fights Giant Monsters From Greek Mythology.

Daleks: Dalek Patrol Attacked By Roboraptors.

Robot vs. Washing Machine: Robot wins.


Disney and ASUS announce Netpal netbook for kids

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on June 16th, 2009

Disney and ASUS announce Netpal netbook for kidsDisney gadgets always tend to be more about branding than giving you a decent gadget, but we know that some of you will still want to check out the love child of ASUS and Disney. A Disney branded Netpal netbook for kids, available in “Princess Pink” or “Magic Blue” colors. (the latter even has tiny Mickey Mouse icons).

Each netbook features a kid-friendly Disney interface and built-in parental controls, as well as some customizable themes based on Mickey Mouse, Toy Story, Wall-E, and other Disney stuff they need to pimp out.

Wall-E PC casemod is pretty awesome

Posted in Robots by Conner Flynn on February 15th, 2009

Wall-E PC casemod is pretty awesomeWho knew that Wall-E ran on Windows XP? That’s how modder Jonathan Berg enviosioned it when he put together this Wall-E PC mod that features a 7-inch touchscreen monitor inside his boxy stomach.

He did a great job with detail, but it’s kinda shocking to see the bot looking so clean and brand new. Wall-E is made from custom cut Plexiglas, the arms from Logitech speakers, and even sports a webcam behind his eyes. Even cooler, he’s even been outfitted with voice recognition software, so his master can command him by voice.

17 geek Lego statues

Posted in Lists by Conner Flynn on November 23rd, 2008

homerWhy are geeks drawn to Legos? They’re fun sure. You can create original stuff and recreate almost anything imaginable. It probably has something to do with why the pyramids were constructed in Egypt. Humans just need to create. And since the dawn of time geeks have been the most innovative and creative. Here’s a look at a bunch of random cool statues all done up in lego. Statues used to be made from bronze, steel, gold, concrete… But the age of Lego is at hand.

Limited Edition Wall-E Roomba really sucks

Posted in Robots by Conner Flynn on November 10th, 2008

Limited Edition Wall-E Roomba really sucksWhen you think about what a limited edition Wall-E Roomba should be, you probably picture a Roomba with those cute Wall-E eyes attached, Wall-E’s squar-ish body. Maybe add some voice effects. How awesome would it be to have a Wall-E Roomba?

Turns out, not very awesome at all. It’s being sold in Japan and it amounts to no more then a crappy sticker attached on top. For the price of $850. That’s $550 more then what a standard 530 costs here in the U.S. For shame Roomba. For shame.


Lego NXT autonomous Wall-E robot is the coolest yet

Posted in Robots by Conner Flynn on September 10th, 2008

Lego NXT autonomous Wall-E robotBazmarc from the Trossen Robotics Community Forums has built a Lego Wall-E that kills all others dead. It has more movement, therefore more cuteness. It’s the Lego NXT Autonomous Wall-E Robot! Of course it looks like Wall-E, but also has some impressive features. Like I said, it’s movements blow other Wall-E Lego projects away. The result is that it’s more genuine. It’s a TRC Project Contest entry and though they haven’t even announced the contest yet, I can’t imagine anything else beating this little guy.

Technical specs: Technical specs: 1 Mindstorms NXT with rechargable pack, 3 Lego NXT Servo Motors, 4 Lego PowerFonctions motors, 2 PF IR receiver, 1 UltraSonic sensor, 1 Sound sensor, 1 InfraRed link sensor, (HiTechnic), 1 NXTservo module and 1 mini RC servo, (Mindsensors), 10 AA batteries, Lego parts mainly from the Bulldozer set #8275 and other parts from various technic sets. Check out a short video below.

Gamecube WALL-E case mod

Posted in Nintendo by Conner Flynn on July 8th, 2008

Gamecube WALL-E case mod
Wall-E is adorable. Your Gamecube console is gathering dust. That’s right. Combine the two for one of the cutest and most adorable mods mankind has ever seen. There’s not much info on this mod, but the modder did a great job.

Wall-E looks appropriately sad. Probably because everyone has moved on to the Wii. Which brings me to my next point. Wall-E needs an Eve and I think it would only be fair to make her from a Wii. Very nicely done. It could only be better if he crawled around.

Wall-E Robot TV Game

Posted in Robots by Conner Flynn on June 27th, 2008

Wall-E Robot TV Game
Wall-E opens today and one reason for Wall-E mania is that he’s just so darn cute. Which is why this item, even though it’s likely craptastic, is worth getting. I mean you can’t have too many Wall-Es in your home right?

The device comes with four games and plugs directly into your TV only needing 4 x AA batteries. You might notice the A and B buttons on his side. It will cost you $19.99 to $29.99 depending on where you get it.

LEGO Wall-E: It had to happen

Posted in Robots by Conner Flynn on June 17th, 2008

LEGO Wall-E: It had to happen
We knew it had to happen sooner or later. And it will happen often from here on out. Geeks love LEGO and we also love adorable robots. Building a LEGO Wall-E is serious business too. Joe Meno, editor of Brickjournal magazine, took three months planning it and the end result is a beautiful thing to behold. The end result is a Lego robot with a moving neck and arms, plus rolling treads. Wall-E was cute already. In Lego form he’s twice as awesome. But what about Eve?

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