CES: Meet the Mini Hexapodinno


While we were browsing around the show floor, we saw a pretty cool little robot called the Mini Hexapodinno. As the name suggests, it’s a hexapod robot that utilizes sonar and can be programmed using BASIC. Although its not as cool as some of the other robots that we’ve seen, we still have a special place in our hearts for hexapods.

CES: Keepon keeps on

We could not walk past KeepOn without checking it out. Not only did we get to check it out, we got to control it. [Caleb] picked up a wiimote and started tapping out a beat and KeepOn started dancing. It was as adorable in person as it is in the videos. We think it is horribly overpriced as is though, so we still enjoy the home made one.

We think the reason that KeepOn is so emotive is possibly because they have avoided the uncanny valley by a long distance. Video after the break.

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CES: Pleo shows its guts.

We reported that Pleo was given a second chance a while back, but it was great to see it in person. We got to pet a stock one, and it seemed very responsive like we’ve heard, and turned its head whenever it was pet, but as hackers, we enjoyed seeing it with the skin ripped off.

CES: Hack a Day meets Revision3

We managed to spot some of the Revision3 team at CES, and its good to know that we have fans in high places! We took this shot with [Caleb], [Patrick Norton], [James], and [Veronica Belmont]. Unfortunately [Roger Chang] was a little camera shy, so he took the photo for us. Hi-Res Shot is available, as always.

CES: Laser instrument

This instrument caught our eye. It is a Laser device that looked like it could do midi input of some type. We played a little bit, but really weren’t too impressed. You know why? We’ve seen better.

[James] – Way to be hackers.

CES Update: MakerBot Gets a Badge

We visited the MakerBot Industries booth to give them one of our badges (post pending), say what’s up and meet the creators behind the creators of our lapel-sticking creations. They were excited to see us, so excited in fact that they gave us a small spool of the PLA they are about to carry in their store.

CES Update: A Visit to the Zigbee Booth

We visited the Zigbee Alliance booth yesterday and talked to Atmel and TI reps. The very knowledgeable Atmel rep showed us a new development kit for Zigbee radios and gave us some of these modules above. We will be getting more information about this kit later on. The TI rep pointed us to the TI Engineer 2 Engineer Community.

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