Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Cubelets: "smart robotics construction cubes"
Cubelets are a toy robotics kit. The modular pieces snap together with magnets; different modules do different things. Their video, for example, shows a robot made of three blocks: battery, drive, and sensor. Stack them together, move your hand towards it, and it moves away. Neat!
It's in preproduction, and they've delivered a first batch for people to test. Their standard kit includes these 20 cubes:
Action Blocks: 2 Drive, 1 Rotate, 1 Speaker, 1 Flashlight, 1 Bar Graph
Sense Blocks: 1 Knob, 1 Brightness, 2 Distance, 1 Temperature
Think/Utility Blocks: 2 Inverse, 1 Minimum, 1 Maximum, 1 Battery, 2 Passive, 2 Blocker