Monday, June 21, 2010

The Stuff That Robot Dreams Are Made From

I know, the "stuff" is not what you think it is, stop thinking dirty. It looks like rice pudding...ummm me want to eat! Anyways, many of you probably had an idea or two to create a wonderful autonomous robot that no existing kit is able to come close. So you go through your drawers, closets, local electronics shop and even the junkyard but nothing is able to satisfy that specific design that you have in mind.

Well my human friends your robotic prayers have been answered! Here I introduce "ShapeLock". Whom ever came up with this tool enjoyed playing very much with Play-Doh when they were young. ShapeLock is able to turn your ideas into reality by using low temperature thermoplastic. This material is reusable, non-toxic, tough plastic, machine-able, paint-able and highly modifiable. You only need a bag or bottle of this thermoplastic pellets, hot water (160 F / 71 C) and your ideas! How easier could this be?

ShapeLock also offers to send you a free sample just so you can try it out if you doubt how incredible this stuff really is. Look at what the guy at Crabfu is able to create with this material. If I were you, this stuff would be in my robot lab or arsenal of the home robot inventor. Take a look at the video and let me know what you think of it. Enjoy!

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