TechJect Robot Dragonfly

This looks too good to be true. The prices I saw on their Indiegogo look reasonable for a platform that could be the next great springboard for DIY robot hackers.

Video Tour of iRobot’s Coolest Stuff

Okay - this video is bit long, but totally worth checking out.  I never knew that iRobot had such a diverse history of innovation.  The first site that had the video, called it a look at iRobot's failed robots, but really most of these were/are viable and show more of iRobot's evolution in robot design.
[via IEEE]

Robot Starter Bundles

VEX Robotics Starter Bundle

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I've always loved robots, and I've dreamed of designing and building my own ever since watching R2-D2 and C3PO in the original Star Wars - the first time it came out (although now I'd make my C3PO a little less light in the loafers - can a robot be gay?)

I also derived way too much pleasure from watching BattleBots. The idea of two robots battling to their electronic death was really exciting to me. Although, I have to admit, I had wished that the robots were actually programmed to seek and destroy each other, instead of being remote controlled machines of death. But that's the geek in me. That reminds me - does anyone remember the Robot Football league in the Jetsons? Watch the entire episode - The Jetsons: Jetsons' Night Out

But I digress, time continues to slip away and I haven't gotten any where in my robot attempts. I've decide to not reinvent the wheel so to spoke and will be turning to the VEX system to realize my childhood dream. I'll post updates and reviews and discuss what I learn, the good and the bad.

I hope you'll enjoy these posts and I welcome comments and feedback. VEX Robotics