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The three buttons on the front of the instructables robot, what do they do? Answered

You'll have to forgive me if this has already been addressed elsewhere. I was wearing the very snazzy Instructables robot tee-shirt of which i am now the proud owner and my wife posed the query over sushi the other day, I didn't know what to tell her, lol. Does anyone happen to know? Thanks!

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I always thought they were robot nipples.

Weird... I always referred to them as human buttons, nipples you say? Interesting

At least one of them goes all the way up to eleven...

Flush, half flush, and bite my shiny metal ass....

Ok, cool. I though that last one was "kill all humans..."

How's about this? In accordance with the "be nice policy... Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil? Though not necessarily in that order, lol. Cheers, keep em' coming!

not buttons-awesomeness dials! they are usually set on max but the people at HQ are starting to mess with them.........

No way... they've gotta do something. I can feel it in my bones...

They are merely placebo buttons. To the common observer, they have some sort of functionality but in reality have no effect when pressed. Other common placebo buttons are walk buttons to cross streets or office thermostats. They all give an illusion of control but offer no real world functionality.

I dunno but the the opening below the buttons has been referred to as a fax slot.