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.