Saturday, January 06, 2007

Erector Set Robot Spyke

Not much information about this yet but it looks really fun.

Meccano is introducing a remote controlled Erector Set robot kit that runs on treads. It has a webcam and can communicate over wifi.
Meccano is introducing it at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

I am looking forward to more details. The Erector SpeedPlay line of kits includes motors and some USB downloadable instructions and are much cheaper than the similar VEX robot kits.

If they have a smart enough processor they could really give LEGO NXT, at $250, a run for their money.

Meccano was once a competitor of Erector in the early 1900's but has owned the Erector brand since the 1990's.

There are some really cool and relatively cheap Erector sets out there these days but they seem to have fallen out of fashion. Check out some of the kits at the Erector Set page at Roboteria.

I4U News - Spyke Wi-Fi Spy Robot Debuts at CES 2007



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