Saturday, August 25, 2007

HEXBUG Micro Robotic Creature

I was on a trip this weekend and my wife picked this up for me at RadioShack. It is a pretty neat little toy robot. According to their website "HEXBUGS feel their way around sensing objects in their path and avoiding them. And they can hear! You control where they scurry through a hand clap, loud noise or table slap." The website also has some video. As you can tell from the description, it has working whiskers which are wire springs mounted around a post. When the whisker bumps something, the spring deforms and touches the post, switching to backup mode. Also a clap is registered through the bots "ears" and it backs up too. When going forward, it crawls fairly quickly on its six legs.

There are five different models. I have the "Alpha." Pretty amazing for $9.99!

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