Robo Blocks are awesome

@_sketch_ (5709)
United States
January 28, 2012 11:16am CST
I read an article in Popular Science about these little magnetic cubes that you put together to make a robot. Each cube is programmed to do one function. There are cubes that roll on wheels, light-sensitive ones, spinning ones, ones with batteries. They are even going to make a cube with a bluetooth chip. You can go on a computer or smartphone and reprogram the blocks and replacing commands. Just how cool is this, huh? And you can rearrange the blocks whenever you want to make a whole new robot. Of course, they're not cheap. The second article I read said this, "A set of six sells for $160. Additional blocks will cost you $25 a piece, including ones that react to heat and serve as speakers." I know what I want for Christmas.... Read more: http://techland.time.com/2012/01/11/the-smartest-toy-blocks-ever-made-cubelets/#ixzz1km3kI2oc Check it out http://www.popsci.com/gadgets/gallery/2012-01/gallery-best-ces-2012?image=1 http://techland.time.com/2012/01/11/the-smartest-toy-blocks-ever-made-cubelets/
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@celticeagle (118280)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Jan 12
This sounds like a cool idea. It is pretty expensive though. Hope that comes down in time. Won't be costing me anything until it comes down. Ugh!
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
5 Feb 12
It is pretty expensive for a toy, but when you think of what these things can really do, I think it's actually pretty fair. Though I probably won't be rushing out any time soon to get these either. That's the thing about technology though, there are always advancements being made, and the price always goes down.
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@celticeagle (118280)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Feb 12
Have you seen 'Real Steel'? with Hugh Jackman? It had robots and they are pretty amazing. Some can shadow you and.......!!
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
28 Jan 12
Wow...cublets are definitely going to promote engineering and electronics in youth! I have often thought that robotics wasn't near as popular or sought after now as it used to be but this just might bring it back a bit! I think they are a great idea! You better be nice if you want Santa to bring you some for Christmas...the price might drop a little by then though.
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
5 Feb 12
Yes young people could certainly be inspired and learn a great deal from these. It's definitely a good field to take interest in.