Nicholas and Angela Snyder, founders of Nerdbots, breathe new life into trash by creating lovable robot friends.
Nerdbots is a company that uses reclaimed materials found at scrap yards to create unique robot sculptures. These robots may have cold, metal exteriors, but they are bursting with colorful personalities. No two bots are the same; each robot comes with a name and a bio, which features its hobbies and interests.
The creative couple has discovered an innovative way to upcycle scrap materials. It's not an easy task to take junkyard materials and transform them into characters with emotional value. Nerdbots celebrates garbage with a quirkiness and style that is truly endearing.
This is Flamingo (above) and you can adopt him for $265. Who knew wrenches could be so adorable? “Adopt-a-bot” like Flamingo by browsing the Nerdbots online store. According to his product description:
“Flamingo enjoys sitting around, sometimes in his La-Z-Boy recliner, whittling small sculptures out of twigs and later selling his creations on eBay. His prized possession is his mini fridge, which he insists on keeping next to his bedside. He likes bacon, hot-wiring cars and chewing ice cubes.”
Learn more about Nerdbots by watching this video directed by Josh Rosenbaum. In the video, you can accompany Nicholas and Angela while they visit a junkyard to look for fresh robot parts.
Nerdbots currently operates from Kansas City, Missouri. For more information or to meet a new robot friend, visit the official Nerdbots website.