build your own custom robot at my robot nation
 
build your own custom robot at my robot nation build your own custom robot at my robot nation
dec 01, 2011

build your own custom robot at my robot nation

‘my robot nation’ lets users easily create custom robot designs which are then 3D printed and mailed to them as physical figurines

following a recent period of beta-testing, US-based website ‘my robot nation‘ is now available for public use, offering individuals a simple-to-use interface to design their own custom miniature robots.

the website offers users an intuitive click and drag interface to to select the body parts, colours, accessories, and stamps to create a personalized robot. tattoos, dirt marks, numbers, letters, hats, and holiday decorations are among the hundreds of choosable add-ons, and both the robot body and any additional components can be ‘painted’ online. a 360-degree 3D view lets users preview their creation from all sides, before optionally ordering to have a physical model of the robot printed at offload studios and shipped to their destination.

the finished products can be ordered in sizes ranging from roughly 2 to 6 inches (or via custom order), created of a composite resin similar in quality to ceramic or plaster of paris. the manufacturing method chosen, an additive 3D printing process, uses eco-friendly materials and produces virtually no waste, as unused material is recycled back into the machine. products range from 18 to 170 USD as they increase in size.

see examples of user-created robots in the ‘my robot nation’ gallery.

robotnation homepage

an intuitive interface lets users mix and match robot body parts

colour selection

view of several of the customization panels: head shape, add-on parts, and pose

users can further customize their robots with stamps, including dirt and gunshot marks, tattoos, patches, and patterns

dragging and spinning the robot showcases other perspectives in a fluid 360-degree view

a printed robot image courtesy of lampe33

sample completed robots

a finished robot image courtesy of bighexlittlehex

view of the size range of the robots image courtesy of bighexlittlehex

making-of video, including (1:58) the physical production and printing process at offload studios video © enger bewza

via gizmag

  • I like this very much looks a lot of fun and also stimulates creativity 🙂

    Martin says:
  • this is great !

    el says:

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