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Gadgets

Robot Grasshopper (Video)

May 23, 2008 Robert Birming 1

This tiny little robot weighs only 7 grams and can jump 1.4 meters (3.3 feet) straight up into the air. That is 27 times its own height. Here is a video clip of the robotic grasshopper in action:

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Gadgets

Star Wars R2-D2 Desktop Speakers

April 24, 2008 Robert Birming 4

Last week we saw our favorite tin can astromech droid R2-D2 in the shape of a belt buckle. This week they have turned him and his red cousin R2-D1 into a nice pair of desktop speakers.

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Gadgets

Futurama Bender Webcam

April 15, 2008 Robert Birming 1

When Jason Chen over at Gizmodo wrote about the Mr. Burns webcam, he added: “is nice, but it’s no Futurama”. Reader Matt saw it and came up with a cool looking Bender webcam.

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Gadgets

Robot Arm

April 1, 2008 Robert Birming 12

This kit allows you to build a robotic arm that can grasp anything up to 1.7 inches in width, lift objects weighing up to 100g, using its LED to provide you with a search light, and much more.

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Gadgets

Transformers iPod Dock with Speakers

March 27, 2008 Robert Birming 7

You might have seen the Transformers MP3 player. If you’re a fan of these fictional alien robots, but prefer using your Apple player, you can now get the best of two worlds; the Optimus Prime Transformers iPod dock with speakers.

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Design

The BarberBot

January 8, 2008 Robert Birming 7

PostlerFerguson, a design consultancy located in London, UK, has created the “Life Machines” concept – a look at a possible future society in which humans and robots coexist.