ROB the Robot Strikes Back

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Do you remember ROB the Robot for the classic NES? Now you can get a robot for your Nintendo DS. Even if he's not nearly as cute, he can do a lot more things! Check out DS ROBOT, a prototype that lets you do some pretty neat things with your DS:

20 Digital Input/Output for multipurpose use.
Customizable with you own Motors and Sensors
Wireless programming and controling.
You can use your DSRobot with NinjaDS to make the robot works alone.
Programmable in C or C++ with devkitpro and a custom library to manage the signals.
You can use PAlib (very easy NDS library to program you first DSRobot
Upgradable Software & Hardware.
www.dsrobot.com will offer you kits for update your DSRobot.

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Bill Loguidice
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I have a ROB (Robotic

I have a ROB (Robotic Operating Buddy) that I acquired for my NES collection about a year back. There were only two games made for it - Gyromite and Stack Up, the latter of which came with additional plastic pieces for ROB to use. I have yet to acquire the latter, as a complete set, even used, can go for north of $100.

I have to say though, I LOVE robots. That and speech synthesis are two of my favorite classic computing style applications. I'll definitely be exploring both through my collection in Armchair Arcade's future.

By the way, nice find Matt. I can't wait to see how this develops.

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Bill Loguidice, Managing Director
Armchair Arcade, Inc.
[My collection - www.billandchristina.com/vgamecomp/vgamecomp.htm]
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Tomy and Heathkit Robots and Audio Stream "The robot turns 85"

Here is a new blog post at Retro Thing about Tomy's Verbot from the 80's. Tomy's robots, from the low end to the high end, fetch quite a bit of money still on eBay. Of course the king as far as cost goes are the Heathkit robots, which I used to lust after when I was a child and got to briefly interact with one when in 7th grade, I believe.

Also, here's a great audio stream and feature on "The robot turns 85"...

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Bill Loguidice, Managing Director
Armchair Arcade, Inc.
[My collection - www.billandchristina.com/vgamecomp/vgamecomp.htm]
[www.MythCore.com]

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