Dancebot USB (think: DIY Keepon), new for Trossen

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Dancebot USB (think: DIY Keepon), new for Trossen

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When Keepon first debuted, bouncing along to Spoon’s “I Turn My Camera On”, the tech community went nuts! The simple, cute external appearance of this robot and it’s natural ability to bop along with music was an instant hit on Youtube. Unfortunately, beneath that elastic yellow skin was well over $20,000 worth of cutting edge robotic technology, putting this awesome robot out of reach of its fans. We saw this as a problem and answered the call to unite Keepon and it’s millions of fans globally! Trossen Robotics established a partnership with Keepon creator Hideki Kozima and the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) to develop an affordable household version that captured the feeling and emotion of the original.

After many months of painstaking R&D, Trossen Robotics is proud to announce the Dancebot USB! Once only available to universities as a high end social development research robot, we are now offering the affordable yet equally groovy Dancebot USB. This easy to build kit only takes minutes to put together, another minute to put on the Spoon song of your choice, and within seconds your Dancebot USB will be dancing along to the beat. Be the envy of your coworkers with this ultimate desktop gadget! Show off to your friends, amaze your family, and impress your employer!


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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at garstipsandtools.com.

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