Thanks. I'm in the home stretch of this project and hope to have him complete this weekend or possibly next weekend. Here's the latest picture of him (with his arms removed because he's being painted) http://www.floridarobot.com/b9/index.php?m=20060427
My wife figured out how to get a removable cigar to work. We're going to put metal behind the mouth and put a magnet in a cigar.
I also need to find or make a plastic beer bottle because the hands are removable and I don't want a bunch of broken glass when they occasionally fall off.
But I have 2 questions for the group about Bender.
1. On the top of the antenna, what color should the ball be? I have it white now. Don't other colors have different meanings regarding his emotions?
2. Does anyone have recordings of Bender's sayings in mp3 or wav format? I need to build a voice module and will probably just record these from shows.