Charles Wade, 29, toy maker
Helper Bot, Dancemaster and <3 were born in Greensboro.
They are the quirky cute creations of 29-year-old Charles Wade.
Charles uses his computer and a laser to design the robot toys from sheets of bamboo. He has turned this hobby into a business, called RoboMustache, with the help of the Triad Startup Lab, a program that helps entrepreneurs grow their businesses.
‘The idea was to make it goofy, to relate to the goofy and light-hearted robots,” Charles says.
He’s been traveling around to maker faires this year, and launched a Kickstarter campaign soon this month.