Oh my God, I just felt it ferment!
August 12, 2007 10:29 PM   Subscribe

The Bender Brewer Project. Inspired by an episode of Futurama in which boozy robot Bender is used to brew beer, Star Wars ASCII animator Simon Janson decided to build his own Bender to use to brew his own beer. Among the many careful details that went into this project was to actually build the robot's brain out of a 6502 processor, as specified in the show, and to build a remote detonator to operate his brain.
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APPLAUSE
posted by Poolio at 10:31 PM on August 12, 2007 [2 favorites]


That's freaking awesome.
posted by lazaruslong at 10:37 PM on August 12, 2007


Bender & Al Gore (PepsiBlue - An Inconvenient Truth DVD)

Al Gore in Futurama
posted by Poolio at 10:39 PM on August 12, 2007


I love how the tap is in the crotch.
posted by lazaruslong at 10:47 PM on August 12, 2007


I love how the tap is in the crotch.

TMI
posted by Poolio at 10:51 PM on August 12, 2007 [1 favorite]


If I knew offhand how to express AWESOME or perhaps more culturally appropriate BRILLIANT in 6502-talk, I would do so at this instant. Kiwi beer robot freak dude, you are my hero.
posted by mwhybark at 10:58 PM on August 12, 2007


So insanely awesome it's hard to put to words. I love when people get so far into something that brilliance comes out.
posted by mathowie at 11:17 PM on August 12, 2007 [1 favorite]


Just think how happy and cool the world would be if everyone had something like this brewing in their basement/closet/garage/workshop.

There would be no time for war, religion or other violent distractions. Awesome stuff.
posted by maxwelton at 11:27 PM on August 12, 2007


Related: The Bart Bong. I doubt as much effort went into it...
posted by Jimbob at 11:38 PM on August 12, 2007


I am also going to have to vote for AWESOME.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 12:39 AM on August 13, 2007


Oh my god. This is incredible. Not only did he make it, but he made it really well.
posted by spiderskull at 12:53 AM on August 13, 2007


Next project: the suicide booth.
posted by Pendragon at 1:01 AM on August 13, 2007 [1 favorite]


It's like someone brought into existence the physical embodiment of everything I've ever loved in the world. Surely the Germans have a word for "I would lick the anus of this man in appreciation". Arschlochdanken?
posted by team lowkey at 1:03 AM on August 13, 2007


That is the most awesome thing I've seen in a while. That guy's attention to detail is amazing.

*standing ovation*
posted by cholly at 1:20 AM on August 13, 2007


*swoon*
posted by painquale at 1:22 AM on August 13, 2007


Where can I get a bart bong? My skull and evil wizard bongs look crummy in comparison.
posted by tehloki at 1:45 AM on August 13, 2007


Wow. Super geeky=awesome.
posted by i_am_a_Jedi at 3:40 AM on August 13, 2007


Not just the star wars ASCII man, but also the jet-powered beer cooler (mefi) man!
posted by patricio at 3:57 AM on August 13, 2007


Brew Names: Benderbrau if it's an ale, Botweiser if it's a lager.
posted by zach braff's mixtape at 5:19 AM on August 13, 2007 [2 favorites]


These guys really need to combine forces and take over the world.
posted by sephira at 6:18 AM on August 13, 2007


Oh my, Jesus, how few useful skills I have.
posted by vito90 at 9:40 AM on August 13, 2007


From the man who also brought you the Tardis MAME Console.

Looking at these projects, I feel just so.... inadequate.
posted by John Shaft at 2:47 PM on August 13, 2007


Oh my, Jesus, how few useful skills I have.

This was my thought exactly. Not only is this guy less lazy than I am, he is less lazy than I am in about a dozen distinct and marketable ways.

But isn't there some sort of paradox in putting so much work into building a robot who is the embodiment of lazy and the antithesis of effort?
posted by Hadroed at 6:20 PM on August 13, 2007


vito90 said: Oh my, Jesus, how few useful skills I have.

Yeah...I thought I was pretty handy for building a sailboat sandbox. This beats the heck out anything I know how to do. Plus...Beer!

Coolest thing, evah. Fabu find Astro Zombie
posted by dejah420 at 10:40 PM on August 13, 2007


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