Monthly Archives: November 2013

How to build an Arduino robot – installing breadboard, Arduino, motor driver and battery pack

Video #2 in the Affordabot build series. Find out more at http://www.meanpc.com

In this video I basically just use Gorilla Glue to glue squares of foam to the TI Launchpad box. I then glue a mini-breadboard containing an Arduino Nano and a Toshiba TB6612FNG motor driver (on carrier PCB). I also glue down a 4 AA battery pack.

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Zoomer The Interactive Robotic Pet. Hands-On Review of The Zoomer Dog From Spin Master

Zoomer Interactive Dog http://www.DadDoes.Com Today we test out Zoomer, a brand new interactive robotic pet from Spin Master. We first saw Zoomer at Toy Fair 2013 in NYC and we have now had a chance to do full hands-on testing with Zoomer and we are impressed.

Zoomer responds to voice commands and he does it pretty well. As the video shows, he does not always understand you. In addition, if you are in a loud room, it will be very hard for Zoomer to hear the commands. Still, even if Zoomer is not getting all the commands right (just like a real dog) he is still fun.

Zoomer has sensors that allow him to sense objects in front of him and react. You can also push a button on Zoomers back and he will randomly do a trick. Here is more information –

Zoomer is the perfect family pet! This cute, silly and interactive dog is all of the fun and none of the responsibility. Kids can easily play with Zoomer because he actually listens and learns. And just like any other dog, he even sometimes forgets! With life-like expressions and voice activated commands, Zoomer is the most technologically advanced robotic dog ever made.

Zoomer’s Features:
The more you play with him, the more tricks he will learn
Flexible tail for real wagging action
Rotational core allows him to fully roll over
LED eyes with blinking and tracking capabilities
Voice command receiver for intuitive play
Chest sensors track objects and know when you’re scratching his belly
Easy trick button shows you a sneak peek at Zoomer’s tricks
Hypoallergenic

Zoomer Includes:
1 Zoomer Family Pet
1 USB Charging Cable
1 Quick Trick Guide (User Instruction Guide)
Suggested retail price: $99.99
Age: 5+

Please visit http://www.DadDoes.Com for a full review of Zoomer, The Interactive Pet from Spin Master

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