The Cubelets arrived!

Exciting times in modular robotics land! A former coworker of mine started a company aptly named “Modular Robotics” who, over the past years, developed a modular robotic toy construction kit named Cubelets. After spending years finding out how hard developing a hardware product is, they finally shipped the first batch of 100 beta release kits. Being excited about having modular robots around that (unlike my own research modular robots) function reliably, I couldn’t resist shooting a short video of my first experiments with Cubelets.

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17 thoughts on “The Cubelets arrived!

  1. When they are mass- …
    When they are mass-produced their price will drop down for sure. I’ll wait till 16 cubes cost? $80 at max. $5 per cube seems possible (hopefully) in the future.

  2. The look like a lot …
    The look like a lot of fun, but for sake this is a? recession!
    I can’t go plunking $160 down on only 6 of these things. The markup must be at least 300%! Hell, I could buy myself another Radeon HD 6870 for that much. And I guarantee you the 6870 has 100x more technology packed into it.

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  4. @joerush25 Or a …
    @joerush25 Or a strobe; since its own light would cause it to turn off, therefore making it dark? again, therefore turning on etc. etc.

  5. @IUsedToBeAPygmy …
    @IUsedToBeAPygmy This is a beta kit. I’m sure it’s wasn’t the? same. It all came in a single box also. They’ll be cheaper.

  6. This is? 16 cubes. …
    This is? 16 cubes. 6 cubes cost $160.
    So this is $426 of cubes.
    They look fun and all, but not $426 fun.

  7. holy you could …
    holy you could connect the? [battery > light sensor > inverter > light ] to create an automatic flashlight!

  8. dude this thing is? …
    dude this thing is? sooo cool o and thanks for the sensor tip but does the rotation cube sometimes work right?

  9. AWESOME system! Do …
    AWESOME system! Do each cubelet communicate with each other using some sort? of serial protocol? =)

  10. lol i want it but …
    lol i want it but it is almost free
    just 300 dollar thats the dubbel wat i get with my? job in a jear

  11. pretty cool stuff. …
    pretty cool stuff. . would these? allow to hinge each block. . allowing it to flew ?

  12. I’m really looking …
    I’m really looking forward? to getting me some of these, they look awesome. The $300 price tag is the only thing holding me back at the moment though :/

  13. I just went to …
    I just went to summer camp with Jon. He told us about these, and some of? the stuff that he does to make them

  14. Great Video! so …
    Great Video! so much to learn in there.
    For instance I didn’t know about the dead zone
    of the IR blocks but now when I think about? it it
    makes perfect sense!

    I am looking forward to more videos, both of the
    Cubelets, and of your own modules even though
    the might be bleeding edge and not that reliable 🙂
    We can handle, no, we thrive on the bleeding edge:-)

    Per

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