Tag: robot

Dec 24 2017

Day 24 – BB-8 with Santa Hat

BB-8 Minifigure

As I predicted yesterday,  today, day 24 of the LEGO Star Wars Advent calendar, is a minifigure with a Santa cap. I am not sure, though, that he is meant to man the rocket sled, since it turns out BB-8 has his own mode of transportation – a snowboard.  I could care less about the …

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Jul 05 2016

Sharper Image Camera Drone Unboxing

Battery installed

I visit the local Michaels store at least once a week. Even if I didn’t have a 10 year old daughter with an insatiable appetite for arts and crafts, I imagine that I would still make that 5 minute crosstown trip weekly. The reason is simple: coupons. In their weekly circular, without fail, they always include a …

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Dec 29 2015

BigDog Has Been Put Down

BigDog

At 70 robot dog years-old – that’s 10 in human years – BigDog should’ve had a few more years of happily serving his masters ahead of him. Instead, the US Marines have pulled an Old Yeller on the unsuspecting robocanine, sending him to an early grave, or junkyard as the case may be. Created in 2005, BigDog was the result …

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Dec 27 2015

Unboxing Dot, the Brains of a Robot

Dot manuals & micro USB cable

I’m almost ashamed to admit it, but my daughter got a robot for Christmas, and I had absolutely nothing to do with it. As a matter of fact, I was totally unfamiliar with Dot,  the cute, roughly 3.5 inch, sensor-packed, “brains of a robot” by San Mateo-based Wonder Workshop,  Inc. Now that I’ve had some …

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Dec 24 2015

Day 24 – Santa Claus C-3PO Minifigure

Dec 22 2015

Day 22 – Reindeer R2-D2 Minifigure

Dec 20 2015

Day 20 – Imperial Probe Droid

Dec 13 2015

Day 13 – Assassin Droid Minifigure

Dec 03 2015

Day 3 – LIN-V8K Demolitionmech

Jun 20 2015

Shouldn’t Robot Pets Live Forever?

Sony Aibo ERS-7

Announced as a prototype in 1998 and made available to the general public in May of 1999, Sony’s AIBO line of “entertainment robots” were called “the most sophisticated product ever offered in the consumer robot marketplace,” at their induction into the Robot Hall of Fame in 2006. While many people associate the AIBO name with …

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