Archive for October, 2008

Give your HEXBUG a real brain!

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Here’s a really cool project — give your HEXBUG a real brain.

Now the real fun begins. Even though the Hexbug’s motion is limited, with the addition of a few simple sensors and some clever programming, it can do remarkable things. For example, a right turn (the only direction the Bug can turn) is accomplished by doing a reverse turn for about 2 seconds. How can it make a left turn? Simply do a right turn for 6 seconds – 3 right turns equal one left turn.

HEXBUG Crab vs Real Crab

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

A fun post by our friends at HEXBUG Central — HEXBUG Crab vs. a Real Crab.

HEXBUG Central

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

IBL Parts, the official UK HEXBUG reseller, also has a HEXBUG Blog.  Check out what the HEXBUG is doing across the pond.

HEXBUGs have landed

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

Gadget Speak reviews the HEXBUG.

Put to the kiddie test, our 11 and 13 year olds played with them for hours!  I thought they might be the sort of thing you open, watch it do a trick or two, and then forget it. However, our kids rapidly turned on their imaginations and started making little maze warrens for them from upturned CD boxes.  Having two of them was definately more fun than one. Only problem – we played with them until the batteries ran out on one!

HEXBUG in Toy Directory Monthly

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

Check out the HEXBUG listings in Toy Directory Monthly.

Don’t underestimate the power of a HexBug

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

Check out a review of the Original HEXBUG on Z Recommends.

The next hour entailed much giggling and hand clapping which escalated to shouting and out right laughing as we figured out how to manipulation the motion of Charlie, our Hex Bug. By the way, while Charlie looks like a roach, Z is sure he is not. He is just a bug, a very nice bug.