Hi robot builders, here is a proposal to set YOUR robot in the spotlight.
We are David (Foreman & founder of Xinchejian) and Lumi who are into making robots as well as shooting photos. We are launching www.missopenhardware.com to combine the two hobbies and help to promote robot making in sexy and fun way. We'd like to work with all the robot makers out there to include YOUR open source robots in the pictures.
Our proposal is the following:
You send us your robot by any shipping method you want directly to Shanghai. We schedule a shooting with any available model together with your robot. You get some of the post-processed pictures for your own use in a printable quality. We keep the other pictures for our own use. Both set's of pictures contains different pictures so on our page published pictures are not the same as you will get.
After the shooting are two possible ways for your robot to go:
1. The robot stays in Shanghai and will turn into a part of the community property of XinCheJian Hackerspace Shanghai (if you wish with your name/website/etc. on it) to be used to educate kids, robot beginners and/or running projects where your robot could be involved.
2. We will send your robot back via DHL but you have to pay the shipping (right now we do not have sponsors for that project. In the future it might be possible to ship the robot back for free but that's not a promise)
Who can send robots?
Everybody can send their robot.
If you send your robot from your own shop and if you want to use the pictures for promotion of your business we want a link to www.missopenhardware.com on your website or at whatever medium you publish that pictures (website/catalog/real shop).
Your robot built in your home lab without commercial character does not need a link but we would be happy when you give us some credits in a way you think it's ok.
What pictures will you get?
You will get a preview with all the photos we shoot and you can pick any 6 photos you like and we will provide both original and post processed for you to use in all purposes.
We will not shoot nudity with your robots. All photos will be along the glamour styles of T3, FHM or Maxim with casual, lingerie and bikini.
After questions about the costs here some clarification.
This proposal does NOT create costs for you except the shipping costs and in case you don't want to have your robot shipped back then you will not get refunded for that.
You will get all these 6 pictures (each the original and the post-processed version) for FREE and you can do whatever you want with it. Just feel free to give us some credits if you publish them anywhere.