Step 1: Obtain a 'robot' and LED Board.
Step 2: Seperate the LED Board From the Coaster and Cut Out the Suporting Plastic for the Robot's Head
The robot's head pieces have a lip where it slides into the body plastic. Directly below the lip you can cut the length of the support rod off with a hack saw or other device. Don't worry, the head will still fit and look fine. Make sure you cut both pieces of the head.
Step 3: Glue the LED Board Into the Head
Step 4: Obtain Indivudal AAA Battery Holders, Solder Them in Sequence, Glue Into Robot
Beware of cheap soldering irons sold in kits at Radio Shack. This is a good type of assignment to figure out how to solder. I ended up using a 'coldheat' unit which provided just the right amount of power for this job.
Once they are attached together with just one positive and one negative lead unconnected you can glue them into the robot's body.
Step 5: Attach Battery Leads to LED Board, Insert Batteries and Enjoy!
This makes it easy to make changes in the future without injuring the integrity of the LED board.
This is obviously just a starting point and there are many things these raw materials could be used for. I just wanted to know I still understood how the soldering iron works, taking things apart and to show the crazy Kodak guy that my robot did really glow.
I can imagine this type of robot to be used as a night light or to convey information intuitively. Have at it folks!