Robots! And they’re sooooo adorable! Wait, that one looks like… yes! THE FUTURE. Boys and girls, what you’re about to see IS the future. A glimpse at custom-fab-to-hand ingenuity in the shape of a wee, 3D print of eventual human devouring goodness. Now, customized fab tech isn’t new, but My Robot Nation is making it look good and poised to start a toy manufacturing revolution with a web UI that allows you to create, share and gift robot designs of varying shape and attribute. Best of all, SolidSmack readers get a sweet holiday discount till the end of the year. Hit it!

3D Printed Robots

The Robot Nation web interface to create your own robot is actually really slick. Basic yes, but simple to use and a lot of fun for creating variation of the robot overlord of your dreams. What you begin with is a default robot body. Choose the head, body arms and feet. Then add various bits and bobs to make it truly unique. It’s all drag-and-drop, save, buy and ROCK.

The robot you create is completely unique: more than 9 billion possible combinations of body shapes, limbs, color, decals and attachments exist. Your personalized creation is then made real through high-quality, full-color 3D printing by premier 3D printers Offload Studios (Vancouver, BC) and mailed directly to your home. My Robot Nation uses Z Corporation’s (Burlington, MA) cutting-edge, environmentally friendly 3D printing technology – the fastest, most affordable in the industry – to make the high-quality ceramic-like collectibles the ultimate, personalized holiday gift.

SolidSmack Reader Discount!

You bet. Until the end of the year, SolidSmack readers get a special discount on their robot printing needs.

Discount Code: SOLIDSMACK

This code will get you 10% off robot creation (as many times as you like!) through the new year. Enjoy!


Josh is founder and editor at, founder at Aimsift Inc., and co-founder of EvD Media. He is involved in engineering, design, visualization, the technology making it happen, and the content developed around it. He is a SolidWorks Certified Professional and excels at falling awkwardly.