Robotics

Just Announced: LEGO BOOST Unveiled at CES

Today at CES, the LEGO Group announced BOOST—the latest in building and coding for kids. CES attendees can spot BOOST…

January 4, 2017

Review: Ecocvacs DeeBot M88 Might Get Your Kid Cleaning Without Being Asked

And then, one day, I got an email asking "would you like to review a robot vacuum?" That's the day…

December 28, 2016

Flybrix: LEGO Drones You’ll Want to Crash

Flybrix has announced their new drones made from LEGO. Get ready to fly fantastic designs.

September 22, 2016

Megabots Update: Shipping a Weaponized Mech Is Hard

So whatever happened to the Megabot versus Kuratas duel of mechs?

August 19, 2016

Robot Review: Making Wonder With Dash and Dot

Dash and Dot—Morse code for excellent robotics? Possibly so. Read my thoughts on this engaging duo that will inspire your…

August 3, 2016

‘Cozmo’ Is Wall-E in Miniature Fully Working Toy Form

Anki has just announced Cozmo, a fully free-to-roam robot with Kinect-like vision and app upgrades.

June 29, 2016

‘BattleBots’ Season 2 Premiere Recap – Robots Activate!

The Bots are back with a bigger competition than ever. We review the first episode with bout by bout reviews…

June 27, 2016

‘Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds’ at EMP Museum

I previously mentioned the upcoming Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds exhibit at EMP Museum, but yesterday I actually got to…

May 19, 2016

Kickstarter Alert: My Two Weeks With Codeybot

The Codeybot Kickstarter is coming to an end. I spent two weeks with one and learned these robots aren't just…

May 9, 2016

Your Next Great R/C: Odyssey Drones

The rise of the drones is upon us, and more remote control (R/C) air vehicles are on the market all…

April 19, 2016

Smart Chef, Smarter Kitchen

Could the smart kitchen be the smartest room in the house?

April 3, 2016

8 Excellent New Gadget Projects on Kickstarter This Week

From a robot that teaches coding to getting your window blinds on the Internet of Things, these new gadget projects…

April 3, 2016

Meet Cubetto: Programming for Preschoolers

Cubetto is the latest entry in the trend of games and toys designed to teach programming concepts to young kids,…

March 15, 2016

‘Tio’ Breathes New (Robotic) Life Into Old Toys

Tio is a new Kickstarter-funded robotic gadget that can be attached to old toys to add lights, motion, and even…

March 12, 2016

Southwest Maker Fest Happening This Weekend

Mesa, Arizona, will once again host the Southwest Maker Fest, a collaborative one-day festival and gathering for a community of…

March 10, 2016

MegaBot Battles Drones at CES!

See the MegaBot Mk. II compete for funding in the Extreme Tech Challenge as well as go up against drones…

January 6, 2016

Weekly Poll: Did ‘The Force Awakens’ Live Up to the Hype?

This week's poll: did 'The Force Awakens' live up the hype?

December 21, 2015

Weekly Poll: Favorite Robots

This week's poll: who's your favorite fictional robot?

December 14, 2015

SensorSphere, the Droid You’re Looking For?

SensorSphere is a robotic ball with HD camera and sensors--a remote-controlled smart home monitoring system.

November 23, 2015

Snickerdoodle: Next Generation Maker and STEM Projects

Snickerdoodle is the newest microprocessor development board that allows you to make what you’ve always thought and been told you…

October 26, 2015

First Steps in Robotics With mBot

Building our own robots has been a topic in our house for a long time now: the kids are absolutely…

October 22, 2015

Wonder League Robotics Competition

I just mentioned Dash & Dot's new 'Wonder' app last week, and here's a cool opportunity to put it to…

October 21, 2015

Power Up Dash & Dot With ‘Wonder’

Wonder Workshop has released a new app, 'Wonder,' that introduces a different sort of coding and makes programming Dash and…

October 15, 2015

On Sale Today for the Fall: Get a Robot to Clean Your Gutters

We should really get all the work out of the robots while we've still got the upper hand, and today…

October 13, 2015

7 Amazing New Gadget Projects on Kickstarter This Week

Wearables, robots, and the tools to make your own fonts. What else do you want?

October 11, 2015

Neato Botvac D80: Not Just Another ‘Bump-n-Go’ Robot Vac

Can laser guidance and a funky shape lead the Neato Botvac D80 to victory over my trusty iRobot Roomba 560?…

October 6, 2015

Girl-Led Teams Dominated Annual STEM-Based Competition, MOONBOTS

The winners of the 2015 MOONBOTS Challenge were announced this morning and the winners list was dominated by girl-led teams.

September 24, 2015

The GoBox – Subscription Robot Kit With Parts Delivered Monthly

Years ago, I wrote some books about LEGO Mindstorms robotics. During my research and investigation of third party sensors and…

September 2, 2015

Kickstarter Alert: Build a Mech to Beat Japan’s Kuratas!

Having challenged Japan's Kuratas mech to a duel, Megabots, Inc. is running a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds to…

August 19, 2015

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