Robots For The Holidays
Robots as presents are especially fun to receive over the holidays. Here we have listed some of our favorite ones for this year. Some are stand alone and ready to go. Others may require some tinkering or coding to get going. The Robot Ornament is the cheapest with Jibo being the most expensive.
The 4M Doodling Robot Requires a Phillips head screwdriver, paper, 1 AA battery, and adult supervision ages 8 and up. Have fun watching the robot create designs on paper for you and make artwork. Only $11.85. Buy the 4m Doodling Robot.
Robot Unicorn comes from Do It Kits and starts at about $25.00 without a microcontroller. A micro:bits microcontroller can also be added to this fun kit. Comes with horn in your choice of color and a shiny tail. Programming encouraged. Check out Robot Unicorn.
DFRobot Turtle Robot only $39.55 . A 2WD Mobile Robot Platform for Arduino is a small, low-cost mobile platform for use with a standard Arduino microcontroller. Assembly and coding required. Great for learning coding and how robots work. Get the Turtle Robot .
Newborns by tekno only $39.00. Robot dog barks, plays and interacts like a real puppy. Walks, sits, begs, and jumps into your hand. Features light up eyes, wiggly ears and tail. You can even teach your robot pet to sing! Check out Tekno Pet Robot Dog.
Kids can now create their own Droid and bring it to life using littleBits electronic blocks! Then they’ll take it on 16+ missions and give it new abilities in the free Droid Inventor app. Only $99, from littleBits. Buy Droid Inventors Kit.
Meet BB-8 the app-enabled Droid whose movements and personality are as authentic as they are advanced. Based on your interactions, BB-8 will show a range of expressions and perk up when you give voice commands. Watch your Droid explore autonomously, guide BB-8 yourself, or create and view holographic recordings. BB8 App Controlled Robot $125.99. Buy BB8.
Cozmo as of this writing $179.99. There are no parts to put together, and all you need is a compatible iOS or Android device and the free Cozmo app.
Cozmo box includes: 1 Cozmo robot, 1 charger, 3 interactive Power Cubes. Also, Cozmo is equipped with Code Lab, the perfect platform for new coders. Simply drag and drop a few blocks and you’ll see Cozmo act out your creation. Get Cozmo.
Jibo is designed to be a helpful, integrated part of your day-to-day life. Ask him where the nearest coffee shop is, what the forecast is for tomorrow, or if your flight is running on time. Save $50 ($849) with code IFT50. Check out Jibo.