$1000 White-Box-Robotics-PC-BOT-914

http://www.ebay.com/itm/White-Box-Robotics-PC-BOT-914-Telepresence-Robot-Extremely-Rare/132291247427

No respectful Robot museum or private Robot collection is complete without one of these classic Robots. 100% Fully functional and 99% complete. Seldom, if ever, do you see one of these listed with the optional plastic shell covers!

Step right up! One only! Won't last! I remember these when I met inventor Tom Burick at RoboNexus in 2004. Enthusiastic little man, but sadly he had no vision further than a modular PC on wheels. Great looking robot. Overpromised & overpriced. Underdelivered.

http://www.whiteboxrobotics.com/index.html

https://www.engadget.com/2004/11/29/the-engadget-interview-tom-burick-ceo-of-white-box-robotics/

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"When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

- Pablo Picasso

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  • Wow, I want to sell something for the extra cash. That is so nice, and it's probably already gone.
  • ercoerco Posts: 18,327
    edited August 18 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Auction Time left: 1 day 20 hours Sunday, 1:15PM

    Make it yours, Mike! Dude will lose his butt on shipping at $116 coast to coast, it's big & heavy, will require lots of padding.

    I'm broke, I just bought this Viper for $50:http://www.ebay.com/itm/Microbric-Viper-Robot-Kit-NIB/162597778321
    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • I so wanted one of those Whitebox robots, but even at $1000 it seems it's not going to happen.

    It should be easy enough to build a vacuum former and make the plastics. The rest could be lightweight aluminum stock, nuts and bolts.

  • It sold for $1677 plus ~$100 shipping. Good project for someone... else. :)
    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
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