Toys of the future? Cubelets just might be. What we’d have given to play with these as kids. Jealousy aside, these innovative robot cubes should be fun, even for us adults. For $160 you can create all different kinds of your own robots, here’s how:
Cubelets KT06 Kit Details
The KT06 kit contains 6 Cubelets that can be snapped together to make a variety of robots with no programming and no wires. You can build robots that drive around on a tabletop, respond to light and other objects, and have surprisingly lifelike behavior. But instead of programming that behavior, you snap the cubelets together and watch the behavior emerge like with a flock of birds or a swarm of bees.
Take a look at Cubelets in action.
For more information on how to get your own set, CLICK HERE to go to Modrobotics.
Check out this minimalist designed camera, created by the Tokyo based company Super Headz. Their latest is a mini digital camera with a built in USB for easy file transfers and quick charging. It seems very cool, we’re sure you’ve never seen one like it before. As of now seems to be only shipping within Japan, but we’re sure availability in North America will come pretty soon at a price range of around $50 CDN. Take a look at the uniquely designed clap.
■Image format: JPEG Video format: AVI
■Image Resolution: 1280×1024, Video Resolution: 720×480
■Effective Camera Resolution: 2,000,000 (2million) pixels
■Battery: Built-in rechargeable Lithium ion battery
■Memory: MicroSD card (sold separately, supported up to 16GB)
■Size: 35x70x15mm 24g
■Interface: USB 2.0/1.1
With an ISO 100 this camera is not designed for low light. It does seem to take pictures/videos very well in daylight or with the use of a background light source. Here is a video with some examples.
For more information on the clap mini USB camera [CLICK HERE]