Print Your Own Robot: A Consumer 3D Printing Service

You can design a robot with body parts, accessories, colors and stamps online.  Robot Nation will then 3D print it for you using a "ceramic'-like material and deliver it to your door. All robots are priced by size, starting with a 2-inch tall bot for $18, while a 6-inch model will cost $170. It isn't cheap, and some of the product pictures shown on pictures do not exactly reflect that price tag.

But, I have to admit that the WebGL-based configuration tool (which means it does not run in IE) that apparently allows 9 billion different robot configurations is pretty cool. In fact, it is one of the best 3D WebGL animations on the web I have seen so far.

Robot Nation said that all robots are printed at Offload Studios in Vancouver using "cutting-edge, environmentally friendly 3D printing technology – the fastest, most affordable in the industry".

For the Christmas season, the company is offering a gift service as well as some Christmas designs that can be used to decorate each robot. The configuration service is available online or as a Chrome app in the Chrome Web Store.

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  • Really cool idea but I don't want one unless it comes with missiles and a flamethrower.
  • If you want this stuff why not get yourself a 3d printer? Sure it's not cheap, but it has to be really cool to print 3d items.
  • I would print one if I can print my Mother In Law's face on a voodo doll like figure....