Among the many pop culture robots to ever be created, Bender Bending Rodríguez lands a place plainly in the top 10 of all time. Futurama’s snarky, belligerent, and occasionally sympathetic robot companion has a fond place in many a geek’s heart. Now, you can display Bender proudly on your bookshelf and talk to him every day.
Etsy seller 3DJME makes this 3D-printed Bender head to hold your Amazon Echo Dot (Gen. 2) personal assistant, which sits right behind Bender’s big old choppers. Each one is made from sturdy PLA and made to order. But don’t try to order Bender around. He doesn’t take orders from anyone. It’s pretty sweet, though this homebrew Bender smart speaker is on another level.
I love the design of this, though it makes me really wish that you could reprogram Alexa to sound like Bender when talking back. “Bender, what time is it?” “It’s time to bite my shiny metal ass.” or “Bender, how are you feeling?” “Anything less than immortality is a complete waste of time.” Seriously, it’s time for Matt Groening and Amazon to cut a business deal.