robots

Family-Friendly Robot Building Fun With ‘ROBiTS’

Reading Time: 4 minutes ROBiTS, Image: Quick Simple Fun Games ROBiTS is a fast, family card game designed by GeekDad…

Summer of Coding and Robotics

Another summer, another round of summer camps. Each summer, I've tried to improve on the curriculum, and this past week…

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…

Procrastination Destination: Fan Art Christmas Sweaters

Shopping? Cleaning? Baking? Take a break and peruse these truly ugly Christmas sweaters with geeky pop art.

Review: Glowbots Rule!

'Glowbots' is origami without the stress-induced rage. Win!

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…

Magformers Walking Robot Set Attracts Attention

Walking robots! With magnets! How do they even WORK? That's an old meme. Sorry. But still, magnetic robots, y'all--read!

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…

Kickstarter: RoboMustache’s Unique Bamboo Robot Kits

RoboMustache™ is a new Kickstarter that offers unique, handmade bamboo robot kits. The kits are well made and fun to…

Weekly Poll: Favorite Robots

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

Moving on Up: From Nursery to Big Boy Room

We recently decided that it was time to upgrade our son from his nursery to a "big boy room." When…

Tensions Run High as Robots Attack and Destroy in ‘VOLT: Robot Battle Arena’

VOLT is a hidden programming game that pits robots against each other in mechanic combat. It is fantastic - click…

GeekDad Daily Deal: Makeblock Arduino Starter Robot Kit

This is just cool! The Makeblock Arduino Starter Robot Kit: 46% off today

Creating ‘Little Robot’: Ben Hatke Interview

Ben Hatke, best known for his 'Zita the Spacegirl' series, has a new book called 'Little Robot.' What was the…

BB-8 Toy Robot from Sphero: This Is the Droid You’re Looking For

In the new BB-8, Sphero has created their most advanced, and most adorable, toy robot yet. This is definitely the…

Looking For New Young Books?

Looking for some new books for your younger kids? Like dinosaurs, pirates, or robots? Then check out these three new…

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…

BattleBots Finale: There Can Only Be One

Once again Kishor and Anton talk bots. This week ended the six week Battlebots 2015 season with a couple exciting…

BattleBots Week 5 Recap – The Great Eight, Fire Flips, and the De-Icer

BattleBots Week 5 - aka the quarterfinals. As always, Anton Olsen and Kishore Hari are here to breakdown the best…

BattleBots Week 4 Recap – Fast Forward

BattleBots week 4 - last chance to get into the great eight. As always, Anton Olsen and Kishore Hari are…

BattleBots Week 3 Recap – Ice, Stingers, and Flying Art Installations

BattleBots is back for their third episode with the round of 16 and GeekDad will be doing weekly breakdowns of…

Giveaway: 'Ex Machina' on DVD

'Ex Machina' will be released on DVD and Blu-ray next week, and Lions Gate Entertainment is providing 5 copies of…

BattleBots Week 2 Recap – Flames, Lamé, and a Fishing Net?

It's week two of the BattleBots reboot and GeekDad will be doing weekly breakdowns of the competition. This week, we…

Blood, Sweat, and Gears – the Return of BattleBots

After 12 years, Battlebots returned to TV, bringing even more destruction and mayhem. The debut did not disappoint.

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Robot Empire’

A review of the upcoming Kickstarter for 'Robot Empire,' a battle card game for two players.

The BB-8 Toy Coming to a Store Near You Soon!

Sign up for e-mail updates on what's sure to be one of the hottest new toys of the year! Sphero…

Our Robot Overlords Need Help. The Only Thing That Will Save Them Is Programming.

Learn how to program in Swift--just by playing this fun robot game.

The Offbits Give New Life to Old Bits

Roy Barazani is the creator behind the Offbits, a line of open-source robots that encourages you to tinker.

Release Your Inner Robot With ‘The Robot Factory’

Spark your child's imagination with 'The Robot Factory' app from Tinybop. GeekMom Maryann gives you a tour of the app…