You don’t need to spend half your life trying to learn the nitty-gritty of electronics and robotics to build your own droid anymore. Instead, all you need to do is mash up a little creativity with these TinkerBots bricks by Kinematics! These bricks can be quickly assembled and programmed to suit your needs, enabling just about anyone to build a robot. The bricks are to be assembled around a red “Power Brain” brick, which essentially is an Arduino microcontroller with a two-hour battery, a USB port for charging it up, a Bluetooth module, a speaker, and a basic control panel.
And that’s not all. Tinkerbots systems will also be smartphone-enabled, allowing users to control their robots with an accompanying application! For $160, a basic Tinkerbots kit with a Powerbrain, motors, wheels, a twister joint, and some other bricks is up for sale. More kits come with longer price tags.
[Via – Wired]