Archive for the ‘Inchworm’ Category
Singularity Hub has a collection of HEXBUG videos along with a review of the various HEXBUG products to add to our video posts today:
Hexbugs may be more cute than extraordinary. Their animal like behavior has been seen in other robots, and their movement and sensing systems are pretty average. Still, they represent a nice trend in robotic toys: innovation as fun. Students and hobbyists are encouraged by such products to see the growing potential in robotics. These little guys are mimicking animals now, they’ll likely mimic humans as they become more complex.
See all the videos & read the review on the Singularity Hub website.
A video review of the HEXBUG Inchworm .. followed by a wrestling match between two Inchworms:
Check out a quick HEXBUG Inchworm review over at Gadget Guide News:
It’s a really fun challenge to learn how to take control of the way an insect walks and to get to grips with getting about on six legs!
Read the whole review here: http://gadgetguidenews.wordpress.com/2009/09/16/hexbug-inchworm/
Jessica, from momfuse.com, got her hands on some HEXBUG Inchworms and wrote a nice review on momfuse.com.
For only $20 this is a great toy for the younger kids and would make a great stocking stuffer! Try it out with your infant (with you manning the controls) and see what a kick they get out of it! It was cute to watch and the twins really did enjoy it but then got very upset when we wouldn’t hand over the controller or let them play with the HEXBUG itself.
Check out the whole review: http://momfuse.com/2009/09/review-hexbug-inchworm-great-fun-for-kids/
Check out a great review of the HEXBUG product line on associatedcontent.com‘s Parenting column.
Hexbugs were a tremendous hit at our house right out of the starting gate. The kids loved the packaging, the bright colors, the variety, the fact that they were playing with bugs, and the technology of it all. The only thing that might have enhanced the experience would have been a micro remote control, but Innovation First, Inc thought of that too, and the newer versions of their robotic toys now have one.
read the whole review on their site.
The HEXBUG product line was recently featured on thecoolgadgets.com
Hexbugs are the small controllable cute bugs made by Innovation First International. Your child would love these cute bugs as they would react differently and could also be directed via a small remote control pad.
TDmonthly has announced their 2009 Fall Awards Finalists and we are happy to see that the Ant and Inchworm are both listed as finalists. The submissions were narrowed by about 40 percent based on consumer and TDmonthly staff review. The winners will be announced in the September issue!
See all the finalists on their site: http://www.toydirectory.com/monthly/article.asp?id=3875
Here is the clip from the BBC 2 show ‘Something for the Weekend’ that featured the HEXBUG family. This was shown in the UK on the 2nd August.
Innovation First was proud to support The Make A Wish Foundation by providing HEXBUG Micro Robotic Creatures to George Jacobs, age 4, who suffers from a rare form of cancer and his twin brother, Thomas, who is autistic. Robot collector Richard Newman recently hosted the Jacobs family from New Jersey and shared his extensive robot collection with them at his home in Boca Raton, Florida.
Boy’s robot wish granted
Sunday, August 9, 2009
By Peter Schaller
CBS 12 News, Boca Raton, Florida
A more than 1,000 mile trip across the country is just what the doctor ordered for a New Jersey family. Their 4-year-old twin sons have been through a lot, one with a rare form of cancer and the other with autism.
Pete Jacobs said, “Love your kids because you don’t know how long you’ll have them.”
Advice from a father of the twin boys. He almost lost George to a rare form of cancer, Thomas is autistic.
Jacobs said, “Just don’t believe that God puts things in front of you that he doesn’t expect you to deal with.”
4-year-old George has spent one out of ever four days of his short life in a hospital. On Sunday they took a break from all that, thanks to the Make a Wish Foundation.
“He stood there with his Wall-e pillow and his Wall-e blanket and said, ‘Are you going to take me to see Wall-e?'” Jacobs said.
It wasn’t easy to find Wall-e. It brought this New Jersey family all the way to Boca Raton and started with an email that was a shot in the dark.
Jacobs said, “Mr. Newman responded within 10 minutes and said, ‘come on down and we’d love to have you.”‘
A wish granted, little George was face-to-face with a replica of the Disney movie star, Wall-e. A local robot collector opened up his home to the family.
George’s parents say the cancer will likely stay in his body, but it has gone into remission for now. The family is spending the rest of their Florida vacation in Cocoa Beach.