February 6, 2009

Must Have Robot: Protective Lamp


We found a robot lamp last week that was pretty cool, but there is always room for one more, especially when he is about half the price and comes with his own weapons. This warrior bot is made with polyresin with a paper shade and needs a 40W bulb (not included) to survive. At a size of 9 1/2 x 17 1/2", our Must Have this week can protect you and yours for only $15.37.

Via Robot Lamp

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February 5, 2009

Haburobo light/write Headless Hubs


These may look like decapitated robots, but they are in fact a USB hub put out by Hansoku. There are 4 flexible ports with the left hand being an LED light. At a size of 98 x 95 x 40mm, each is made of stainless steel and plastic. You can get this Headless hub for ¥2,800 (~$31.00.)

Via Hansoku-Navi (translated)

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January 30, 2009

Must Have Robot: Minoru 3D Webcam

Minoru (which means "Reality" in Japanese) is a 3D webcam. Hook him up to your PC and his eyes light up. The recipients of your image will see you in 3D on any IM, OoVoo, Skype or other messaging program. Apparently, you can also take 3D images and videos and upload them to YouTube or other social networks. Minoru's software has stereoscopic anaglyphic processing to enable the technology and he is attachable by USB. He comes with 5 pairs of glasses so others can view the 3D imaging when they are not watching episodes of "Chuck". The device also doubles as a standard 2D webcam. We don't know if this is a feasible product at $89.95, but he is cute enough to warrant our Must Have robot this week.

Via Minoru

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January 26, 2009

Robot Lamp Base Protects With Light


We are not sure why this is featured on the Urban Outfitters site, but robots do tend to show up in the oddest places. The Robot Lamp Base is made of ceramic with metallic silver finish. At a size of 4.5 x 17 x 2.5", it also has a foam rubber base for stability and needs a standard light bulb (not included) to light up the night. Get yours for $30.00.

Via Urban Outfitters

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ABC's Wife Swap Seeks Couple Into Robotics


Hey gang, wanna be on TV? This is your chance! The ABC show "Wife Swap" is looking for a special couple for their fifth season. If you have not seen the show, it is reality plus without scripts or sets. They are looking for a two-parent home with at least one child between the ages of 6 and 17 living at home. Here comes the botty part. The family must be "passionate about either building robots or using robots in their everyday life." If you think you qualify, contact us and we will forward any info you have or hook you up with the producers.

Note: It appears we were in error, but we still welcome comments.

For complete details, contact:
Matt McLaughlin

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January 16, 2009

"The Big Bang Theory" Features Killer Bot

We're not much for bad sitcoms that make geeks look bad, but we just had to watch Monday's episode of "The Big Bang Theory" that featured a Killer Bot. The show still sucks, but it was nice to see that writers know the advantages of roboguards who are keeping us safe from the bad guys. If you missed it, you can catch the entire CBS show online.

Via Big Bang Theory

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January 14, 2009

Robot Alarm Clocks Double as Memo Holders


These aren't the first botty clocks we have found, but we have to admit their movable bike chain limbs are quite attractive. The clock is fully functional and has an alarm, flashing eyes and note clips to keep those memos handy. Choose one for only £9.99 ($19.78.)

Via Gobaz

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January 7, 2009

Transformative LED Flashlight


It's not often that we find a bot that performs a useful purpose. The Transformative is an LED flashlight and nightlight. He can stand up and turn into two other creatures when he is just hanging out. Meritline calls it "reforming and scrambling," while we know it is simply another robotic mode of attack. At a size of 9 x 4 x 2.7, he runs on 3 button cells (not included) and comes at a price of $19.98.

Via Meritline

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December 30, 2008

Beware of Robo Dogs Spitting Fire

This is the best way we can think of to scare not only the neighbors, but the entire population of a small town. Larry was created by London's Lyle Rowell of the Mutoid Waste Company in about four weeks. The Robo Dog was made out of a Citroen 2CV engine and a few other parts.

Via Botropolis

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December 23, 2008

The Timely R2-D2


And yet another R2-D2 rears its cute l'il self. This time it is in the form of a Projection Clock. Battery powered, the 165 x 65 x 95mm timepiece projects the time when the alarm goes off or when you push his button. With an LCD display, he will keep track of time, date and seconds in 12 or 24 hour format. And of course he chatters in his botty way. The droid clock is available for £24.95 (~$35.00.)

Via Gadgets

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