Bendërbrau now a reality

It appears to be 5 o’clock somewhere as everyone seems to have only one thing on their mind. [Simon] set out to make his own Bender Brewer from the television show Futurama. But he made sure to include some key functions from episodes in the series. First and most notable Bender’s stomach contains a beer brewing kit, we think a coffee roaster would have been better, but to each their own.What we hackers love best is the ‘brains‘ of Bender, a 6502 processor controlled via remote to play a selection of 15 random sayings, including the infamous “Bite my shiny metal”, well, you know.

Finally, yes, we do realize this project was started and finished about 2 years ago. We like to think we allowed it time to ferment.

[Thanks Leo]


  1. Taylor says:

    Amazing!! I love that show!!

  2. Jeff Wallin says:

    That is pretty neat

  3. Jim says:

    Please, Please, PLEASE for the love of god post the image used to make that label!

  4. Jonathan says:

    Really well made !
    Love the use of an actual 6502 :D

  5. Andrewr05 says:


  6. CJrKoS says:

    I’m so going to make me one of these….and shove a mini fridge in it instead

    Will be my 1st project! Thinking it might be a little bit much to handle though with some of the circuitry and hardware! Ah well

  7. salzar says:

    A real brewer would use only Stainless steel!

  8. HIrudinea says:

    Completly perfect … except for the placement of the spigot!

  9. Mav says:

    “A real brewer would use only Stainless steel!”
    Awww come on for gods sake this is a cracking hack.
    The fact he researched that Benders brain is supposed to be a 6502 and actually used one is pure genius, a comment like that is just anal retentive crap man.

    To me this is the heart of the art of hacking, not a PIC or Aurdrino in sight ! A lazy hacker would have just used a VS1002 sd card and a pic, this guy went to the effort ,, two thumbs up I say.

  10. Jac says:

    Of course it has a 6502. All cool robots in the future will have one.


  11. Pookeye says:

    This is about as cool as it gets.

    What a great mix of technology and artwork. The result is something interesting, something visually appealing, and something useful.


  12. MS3FGX says:

    Yeah, this is pretty amazing. Went through a lot of trouble to adhere to what were basically one off in-jokes in the show for no other reason than to say he did it. It might not be practical, but you have to give him credit for sticking in there. Especially when he accidentally blew up the first 6502 computer he built, ouch.

    Was sad to see his jet engine beer cooler doesn’t appear to have any build documentation. Would have liked to have checked that out.

  13. Rollyn01 says:

    Dear Santa, please don’t kill me but I would like a Bender Brewery for Xmas. Again, if you can find it in you logical mind not to kill me( or have the Bender Brewery kill/rob me), I’d be most grateful.

    Uhhh… I think it’s just his turbocharger jet turbine project with a LPG tank left in the water. I don’t think it would be that difficult to attach a tank to the turbine fuel system. I would have used quick connect couplings and standard metal gas cables. I don’t get why he didn’t.

  14. Pilotgeek says:

    I think submitter doesn’t watch Futurama…
    Why would a coffee machine be better? Bender brewed beer inside of him, not some pussy coffee.

    Also, ass. ass ass ass ass ass. Why didn’t you complete the phrase? What are we, seven?

  15. Jakob Griffith says:


    We had some people request us to use less cursing after another very similar post was created. Normally I probably would have used it, but I’m respecting their opinion.

  16. dext3r says:

    wow, fuck those guys.

  17. blub says:

    it should be Benderbräu not Bendërbrau … get your fake German right ;)
    But really cool project ;)

  18. futuramafan says:

    loved the post man subscribed to your RSS waiting for more!

  19. futuramafan says:

    you have a good point here, gonna subscribe to your RSS

  20. hey great article, i subscribed!

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