Mercury Class Astrobot #201
Niabi has a special place in the evolution of the Astrobot in a few ways: she’s got more ‘rivets’ than any other Astrobot to date. I create each rivet by adding a single bead of silicon-bronze weld wire. Each time I welded the one dot, I would have to lift my weld helmet, re-position my torch, lower my helmet, and then weld again. I decided after fifteen years of welding I would try an auto-darkening helmet, which will save a lot of time in the future. This means more rivets for everyone!
She is also the first Astrobot to have ‘knuckles’ and ‘eyebrows’.