A few days ago you may have noticed that SkynetResearch.com went live. I know, it has been around for a while, but the website is now more than just an “enter your email for updates page.” It has some concept art for some robots that we may see in the new film, Terminator Salvation, and some other neat things.
I would say I spent a good two hours scouring the website for interesting information, and any hidden tidbits that the marketing team may have added. My original thoughts were to report my findings here on MovieGuys, but because of my horrible procrastination habits that haven’t happened yet. To be completely honest I thought the website was kind of boring. Sure, it was neat, but all of the information there just seemed kind of bland to me.
So what did I find?
Right away, I was able to detect that the website uses a system called WordPress. For those of you who don’t know, WordPress is an open source blogging platform used by many different websites across the net including MovieGuys. The nerd in me found this very exciting. But enough about the technical side.
The next very interesting thing I found was the Outreach section. In this section, you can submit and view designs for robots. I am a big fan of the robotics community, but was quickly distracted by the next section titled, “Enhancement Module – Model 101.” They had some information regarding the module, and two very, very vague videos featuring the model 101.
As I continued to read the page, I found a link to “Request A Module.” I was kind of reluctant at first, but thought what the hell, and submitted my information. I was very shocked to check my mail today and find a package addressed to me. What shocked me even more, was the return address, Skynet Research. I was quick to open the package, and low and behold, they sent me a Model 101.
It doesn’t do much of anything other than blink some lights, but it still made my day. Personally, I never expected to receive anything from Skynet Research other than an email or two.
I snapped a few photos of the module, it’s packaging, and instructions to share with everyone. I would like to apologize for the poor quality of the images, I seem to have misplaced my camera and the pictures were shot with my cell phone. Be sure to click on the images to see them in their full-sized glory. I have also included a video of the module in action.
So what do you guys think of my spiffy new Enhancement Module?