Sphero BB-8 makes Star Wars fans drool all over

by Edwin

If there was one particular droid that certainly captured the imagination of many throughout the first two Star Wars trilogies, it would be the dynamic duo of R2-D2 and C3PO. The thing is, the former is a whole lot more useful than the latter, as good ol’ Artoo always managed to get out of a tight spot, not to mention has helped in his own way to overthrow the evil …

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Lost in Space B9 Electronic Robot plays its role well

by Edwin

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There is just something about an on-screen persona that becomes larger than life when it ends up being produced as a toy, and that the toy itself would be an above average make where build and quality are concerned. Having said that, anyone remembers the robot B9 from Lost in Space? The folks over at Thinkgeek have managed to come up with the $49.99 Lost in Space B9 Electronic Robot …

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For the Young Programmer in Your Life

by Alison

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Whether you or someone you know, I think it is safe to say we have all known someone in our lives who was or is an amateur computer programmer, coder or robotics fan. These are the ones that build their own computer from scratch for fun. Motherboards, processors and graphics cards are their language. Ever wonder how these people got their start? What item, device or experience triggered their passion …

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Parrot Bebop Drone takes off with aplomb

by Edwin

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For those who are not in the know, the company known as Parrot is no stranger when it comes to drones – they have come up with a fair number of drones in the past, such as the AR.Drone 2.0 Elite Edition, but this time around, they are offering something that looks slightly different from the quadcopter form factor that most of us are used to. The £429.99 Parrot Bebop …

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Zyro DroneBall is a multiplayer, multidrone aerial ball

by Edwin

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There are some great ideas out there from time to time, although these might need more than just talk to get it off the ground. In fact, pooling resources from various interested parties would go some way to help – and this is where the crowdfunding concept has taken off in a rather big way. Well, the Zyro DroneBall can be said to be a rather interesting idea which has …

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Nico Nico Douga Self-Switching-Off Robot – sounds like a plan!

by Edwin

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I am quite sure that in this day and age, if you were to pass a piece of paper and some color pencils or crayons to your little one, you would most probably be greeted by a blank look – as they wonder where one is able to access the “Home Screen” on the sheet of paper, as well as be on the lookout for a power button so that …

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International Research Robot is firmly grounded on earth

by Edwin

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Robots do seem to shape up to be a rather common occurrence in this day and age where the toy market is concerned – and the robots of today are on a totally different level as opposed to what we used to play with back in the day when were little children. Back then, the robots did not come with any kind of remote control – rather, they just ambled …

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Build Your Own Jumping Robot ought to help you kill some time

by Edwin

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During the holiday season, the weather might not be all that great for those of us living in places where snowfall amounts to the feet – and not inches. Well, being cooped up at home does not mean that you should not indulge in a few rounds of video games, but neither do you need to remain glued in front of the TV all day long. What about tickling the …

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