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At 25C3, I met a papercrafter named Magdalena . She had the excellent idea of making the Formica robots cuter through the strategic application of paper hats. Recently, she mailed me these prototypes . Here they are printed, folded and stuck to the tops of the photodiodes with double-sided tape. Genius!

I particularly like the green one, the cutout is a perfect fit around the front photodiode...

...although there's something endearingly deranged about the red one!

Heterogenous swarms; all the rage these days! This comparison shot reveals an undeniable cuteness enhancement. I've yet to test the IR performance with the hats in place, but don't forsee significant impairment; certainly nothing a couple of minor design tweaks wouldn't fix. They'll get their first test in front of a live audience at Skycon .

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