Cubelets: Modular Robotic Cube Toys (Swarmbots)

January 5, 2012

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Seen here looking suspiciously like the unmarked van driver I've seen circling the middle school, a Swedish dude with an undeniably addictive accent demonstrates a set of Cubelets, a new modular robotic toy set. *stomps through a whole swarm of them * RAWR, GODZILLA SHMEXY.

Each cube is designed to function in one of three ways: action, sensing and passive functions. Combining these variations of blocks together allows for the creation of a myriad of interesting robotic constructs, without any need for programming or robotics expertise.

There are currently 16 different cubes to combine, so the fun never ends! Yes, yes it does -- cubes are $25 APIECE, making them practically unobtainable. Sorry folks, looks like the fun ended before the party even began. "Who cares, your parties always turn out to be sausagefests anyways." Ugh -- I TOLD YOU TO BRING GIRLS.

Hit the jump for a worthwhile video of the Swedish fish here demoing the cubes.

Official Product Site
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Computerized toy blocks let kids build simple robots in seconds [dvice]

Thanks to Alan, who doesn't stick robots together until AFTER they're dead -- and then only in compromising positions. Haha, those two are touching each other's butts.

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