The closest competitor to R2-D2 in our book is another equally lovable bantam bot. We are talking about the one and only WALL-E, the diminutive droid that cleans up our planet and romances with a hovering spherical automaton. Pixar surely has given us a great many adorable characters to celebrate; but among them WALL-E has managed to inspire a drove of movie fans and DIY enthusiasts alike. The end result suggests a multitude of magnificent yet heartfelt creations, impressive in their bearing and authentic in their scope.
1. WALL-E PC case mod
What is better than to start your day by sleepily shuffling your way to the computer desk and then dreamily gawking at a detailed WALL-E case mod? The above pictured conception is exactly that - a full fledged WALL-E case mod with a fascinating finish. The package comes with those ubiquitous binocular like eyes and a 'belly' flap to access all the paraphernalia of circuitry on the inside. We are not sure about more details, but this commendable creation was first viewed on the Flickr profile of one César Serna.
2. Lego WALL-E
What is more adorable than a Lego WALL-E? The answer is of course a Lego WALL-E that can move. Created by Flickr user Jmenomeno, the intriguing system was fully built from the exalted Lego bricks. Internally, the robot is maneuvered by IR controllers that allow it to move and also motion its neck. The claw hands are not motorized, but they are integrated with ball joints to facilitate a myriad of poses.
3. WALL-E Thumb Drive
A look at those daintily delectable eyes and your attachment to your thumb drive will surely grow manifold. This ultra-petite contraption may look meek but it does provide us with 8GB of digital storage. And what's more; our minuscule WALL-E also comes with a key ring, in case your 'attachment' has not grown so strong.
4. Metal WALL-E sculpture
With all its Terminator-esque glory, here it is - our very own metallic WALL-E. Though, cuteness and hard metal does not go hand in hand, this time some talented guys at Art From Steel have managed to hand-sculpt our adorable hero in all his lovable glory. The end result gives a steel finish along with all the minute details of bolts, metal clips and chain tracks.
5. WALL-E Gamecube case mod
Some people still strongly reminisce about the predecessor to Wii, with its nigh trademark of mini DVDs. We are talking about Nintendo's sixth generation Gamecube. And now in the present scenario, some of the modders have actually thought of making a WALL-E Gamecube case mode and that too with painstaking detailing. The perfect size, the convincing airbrushed acrylic film and a mobile front flap - all add to the ultimate allure of the intriguing end product.
6. Wooden WALL-E
Yes, take your time to gleefully gawk at the above pictured conception. This venerable wooden replica of WALL-E was designed out of laser cut wood by Morpheous Studio based in UK. Unfortunately the odds are that you cannot get your hands on it, because the sublime creation is one of a kind contrived specifically for Pixar supremo John Lasseter. Lucky him!
7. Transformer WALL-E
Okay, we know Transformers and WALL-E may altogether appeal to different set of audiences. But, then who can deny the utter novelty of fusing them into one unique creation? Surely, the 'transforming' WALL-E loses its cuteness in the transition, but fans back in Japan thought it was a cool idea anyway.
8. Lego Mindstorms NXT WALL-E
Previously, we included a WALL-E built out of Lego Bricks, but this one actually utilizes the convenient programmable robotics kit released by the famous Danish company. Visually more boisterous than an original WALL-E form, this conception (designed by BlueToothWiki) went on to win numerous accolades in the thriving modder community. And what's more; it can actually clean up your room with its plethora of in-built functionalities.
9. WALL-E Case Metal Mod
Now we have a fully metallic case mod, with love from Russia. The nigh immaculate detailing is quite awe-inspiring, especially when we consider that the modder took 18 days to complete the whole magnificent contraption. The paint job is also sufficiently authentic to drape the more sturdier (and important) PC metal case. Wish we had more info regarding the specs of the computer.
10. Wall-E contrived as a real robot
We have seen numerous conceptions that basically utilize the visual allure of WALL-E. Now, for a change Canadian DJ Sures has contrived a WALL-E robot in his real life avatar with somewhat real capabilities. Using the body of a U-Command Wall-E toy, the modder has packed the inside with all the typical paraphernalia of servos (a total of five) and related hardware. Powered by an AA battery pack, the bot incorporates a 2.4 Ghz wireless camera (in one of its eyes), which can recognize visual and audible patterns pertaining to motion, color, voices and even faces. This means Wall-E can respond (and respond he does in his quirky manner) to any command given through these audio-visual medium.