Posted on May 13, 2005
The Head and Torso
And then there was Bender's head:
A lot of people thought the head would be a problem considering that the top of the head is round. But it wasn't. Coop [Norwegian co-op supermarket] stocks metal kitchen bowls. Luckily these bowls had just the right diameter and looked great.
Now when the head was finished it had to be mounted on the body and holes had to be cut for the doors, and then I had to attach the arms and legs.
Now Bender is really beginning to take shape. The teeth were made from a plastic visor used for helmets. This was then painted and the teeth were painted on. After that a hole was cut out for the slot load DVD-rom which is mounted inside the head. the WLAN antenna is also mounted on top of the head and the doors have been cut out .
Unfortunately the hinges on the doors were mounted on the wrong side, so the door opens to the opposite side compared to the original, but that's just a minor issue - this version of Bender is left-handed... Then we had to figure out how to attach the motherboard. After a lot of brain-wracking I figured out that all cables should exit through Benders butt. So that's why this solution was chosen.
It seems this was a great solution. Better this than having the cables exit from the side of the body and detracting from the whole look.