Created by Leo Blanchette
In early 2011, we had been searching for a a logo mascot that would represent our organization. We looked around for a design that would match what we do at Eaglesnest Robotics. We really liked the Yellow Drum Machine from Lets Make Robots created by Ftriz Lynberg. We had been using the Ao Maru Bot designed by Leo Blanchette over at ClipartIllustration and found that several other entities had been using it also. We really loved the world done by Leo Blanchette. So we contacted him to help us come up with something that could represent our Idea for the future of Eaglesnest Robotics. He consulted us back and forth to find out what we really liked. After several votes on a robot mascot we submitted to Mr. Blanchette our final idea of what we would like. Even supplying him with a back story which is found below. He then started to put his talents to work using the great program Blender, which is a 3d rendering program. After several questions about the details of the 3d character he render a final robot mascot. Then it was up to us to name our beautiful blue and white robot. We really appreciated the way Leo had treated us throughout this process but then we wanted his name to represent what we do at Eaglesnest Robotics. We then decided to name our new Mascot after its Author. L.E.O., Learn, Explore, Originate. At Eaglesnest Robotics, we strive to help our students Learn as much as they can about early robotics. We also further with the maker attitude, always Exploring new frontiers in robotics. Then finally Origination. To Originate is the glory of the tinkerer/maker. We teach our children to create things that could help our world. The lessons learn and experiences had during the making process is the beginning of the invention process. We are proud of our L.E.O. and hope that he can be something to look forward to. He is a baby, at the point go origin discovering a new world, ready to be fed and taught whatever our students will teach him about our world. We strive to implant things of good into its new databanks.
The Story of L.E.O.
(Learn, Explore, and Originate)
Swuuuunnngnn! The sound of a charged battery echoes in the emptiness. Slowly, the sound of solar panels beginning to return to their places of origin. A picture of a being appears in blue and white, with a dome shaped face and two sensors that resemble eyes with glasses. The sensors then begin to glow as if some sort of data started fill its microchips. The robot began Searching and calculating the emptiness around him. Looking for and explanation of why he is here. Searching the emptiness and scanning his vast surroundings, he then finds something. Something peers into the edge of his magnifying glass sensor. In his utter amazement he finds something. In order to make out its large makeup, he reverses his tiny wheels so that he may capture this huge statuistic thing. After moments of input, his small but highly advanced microcontroller outputs a reading. The words, “EAGLESNEST ROBOTICS”. He then searches his historical data banks to determine what this is or means. After moments of searching and searching he finds a meaning somewhere buried within all the historical data. Something that was written at the beginning of Robotic history and that would need to be translated and converted from several different types of code. Once translated his data banks began to repeat the words, “EAGLESNEST ROBOTICS”, again. What was this to mean. Digging further and further, the only translation that he could come up with read.
“>>>EXPLORING YOUNG MINDS THROUGH SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY>>>”. In his utter amazement, he finds himself attached to this new meaning. As if it was sent to him. He then Repeats what is read in his databanks in his synthesized voice, “>>>EAGLENEST ROBOTICS>>EXPLORING>>YOUNG MINDS>>THROUGH SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY?” What was it to mean? What this his purpose?