Robbed. During broad daylight. At work. By the mailroom guys.

At least, this is what it felt like

At least, this is what it felt like

I was waiting to surprise you with this, but last week I bought a MakerBot and had it shipped to work. 1

Well, it arrived today… and really… I suppose this is my own fault… but… you see… I was just robbed.

One of the best and most irreplaceable things about getting an awesome new robot is unboxing it.  The mailroom guys at work, well intentioned though they are, opened my MakerBot box.  I suppose I could have told them in advance that the robot should be arriving soon and to be on the look out for it.

Nevertheless!  Tonight I have to clear a space in my Robot Work Area so that I can add my Replicator to the line of robot workers.  But what to name it?  My MakerBot Cupcake CNC is named “Bender,” the MakerBot Thing-O-Matic is named “Flexo.”  There are so many Futurama robots to choose from.

I suppose I could chose a non-Futurama name for my new robot, but it really seems such a shame to break a streak.

  1. Photo courtesy of Timo Newton-Syms []
  2. She’s also a bending unit! []

3 Responses to “Robbed. During broad daylight. At work. By the mailroom guys.”

  1. Tony Buser says:

    At first I thought this meant someone broke a window in your car to steal your makerbot box!

  2. MakerBlock says:

    @Tony: Well, see, I wanted to imply a little more drama than the situation actually had. I’m mostly making fun of myself here. I do appreciate the concern!

  3. Michael Cook says:

    +1 for Hedonismbot (who’s footprint fits a replicator), or you could go with Comrade Greeting Card, a favorite of mine that doesn’t fit the situation in any way.