Violin playing robot

Violin playing robot

Yup, you read it right. A robot that can play the violin.

Last Dec. 6, 2007 Toyota unveiled to the press their violin playing humanoid robot. It is 5 foot tall, all white and can play the violin using its mechanical fingers and arms.

Toyota president, Katsuaki Watanabe, announced that the Japanese car giant will pursue research and developments in the robotics industry that would be helpful in our daily lives.

source : yahoo news

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Radio controlled creepy crawly

remote control tarantula
I love radio controlled toys and gadgets! I was surfing the net for a new or unique remote controlled toy when I stumbled upon this creepy crawly.

Yes, you are right this is a radio controlled tarantula. Imagine how much fun you could have with this toy. With its furry texture and spider-like movement, it most certainly can startle even an adult.

Just like most toys, batteries are not included. It will require 2AAA and 2AA to operate the remote control arachnid.

check it out at amazon.com
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The Swiss Army Drive!

swiss army drive

Is it an army knife? Is it a USB drive? No it’s Swiss Army Drive 🙂

Officially called by Victorinox as SwissMemory, a cool combination I haven’t thought of myself. It is for the Mac Gyver’s and tech-guys out there.

In its very compact design, you will have 1 GB memory stick, knife blade, nail file with screwdriver, scissors, key ring, LED mini-light, and retractable ballpoint pen.

I haven’t tried this device personally yet but the reviews I am seeing are great. This is indeed a potentially cool christmas gift.

see it at Amazon.com
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Do it yourself – Intelligent Humanoid

Do it yourself - Intelligent Humanoid robot

Building my own robot was one of my dreams since I was a kid. Now, LEGO has narrowed the gap between that dream and reality. With the LEGO Mindstorms NXT, you can build your own robot in different forms like scorpion,humanoid or even an alien life form(use your imagination 🙂 ).

The brain of the ‘toy’ is LEGO’s NXT, a 32-bit command center that can be programmed using a computer via USB or Bluetooth. The brain is nothing without its arms and legs. With a total of 519 specially selected LEGO TECHNIC elements and equipped model-specific building instructions, you can choose to build on different models ( Roverbot, Scorpio; Robotic Arm; Humanoid; Clock; )

Sure there are some neat robots that are available to the consumers out there but nothing compares to the fulfillment of a dream.

check it out at amazon.com and bargains at bid4rares.com

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Who’s watching the nanny?

Teddy bear spy camera

The cuddly teddy bear is now doing more than just being cute. It can now serve as an effective surveillance camera to keep an eye on your nanny.

SVAT’s Spy Eye Hidden Color Teddy Cam connects to your TV, VCR and even computer (video input hardware needed) through a wireless receiver. What’s cool about this is that it can go completely wireless for a short period of time using a 9V battery.

So to all naughty nannies out there beware.

check it out at amazon.com

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