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Cheerbot: IRL toy robots for the Web3 smart home

By Kyle Smith

Combines NFT with designer toy and raspberry pi audience remote control for fun onset interactive art

Type: Commercial, Social Impact, Artistic, Education


State: WA
Country: United States
Affiliation: Club
Team Members:
Kinley Orr - chassis engineer
Colton Orr - 3D design
Zeb - NFT music
Slimwit - NFT SFX
Jess Furman -


What inspired you or what is the idea that got you started?

Watching my friend play a livestream gig during lockdown where all he had was a piece of paper asking for tips.

Since then, it's expanded into a robot character that fits within a larger IP universe narrative within the Ethereum subculture and as an artifact that promotes Web3 as well as STEAM values.

3-minute pitch:

What is your project about and how does it work?

It's about exploring the intersection between physical and digital, the "phygital" space, and overlapping that intersection on top of itself to offer interesting pieces of statue art people are proud to display that can also help them earn revenue during performances and collect appreciable onchain visual art NFTs.

What did you learn by doing this project?

How multiple artists using multiple mediums can collaborate on a single product designed for a particular community's existing lore.

What impact does your project have on others as well as yourself?

Right-to-repair and DIY products that are also plug-and-play just for fun or as a way to generate tips from audiences during performances.

This particular product is premium but we've near finished an economy version that will be within most people's price point.