This guy is Marvin – he is a 3D Printed Internet-enabled device that was the outcome of a staff development project that I initiated with three other department staff in my Faculty. He works as a walking/dancing, talking calendar reminder, mp3 player, digital clock and you can have interchangeable and collectable character sets- think Star Wars, Star Trec, Dr Who, Telly Tubbies, Blinky Bill, The Wombles, the list can be extended ad Infinitum. When one considers that this device can be manufactured in bulk at a very low cost and can appeal to multiple target audiences, it represents a truly commercial opportunity – any manufacturers out there who are interested – feel free to contact me 🙂