Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Give the Gift of Bot

Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Give the Gift of Bot


Last week I did a gift guide to my favorite robots and robot-related products available in the Maker Shed. Now I spread my end effectors a little wider to cover other robot-related goodies available this holiday. This is not a comprehensive guide, just some of the robots that have caught my eye or struck my fancy over the past year.

What hobby robot tech are you most excited about? What would you like to get as a present? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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6 thoughts on “Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Give the Gift of Bot

  1. bob says:

    Where can you get a Nao for $6800? They’re twice that at RobotShop… oh, I see. The version without legs is $6800. Rats.

    1. Gareth Branwyn says:

      Oops. You’re right, Bob. That’s for the torsobot. The full Nao is $16,000.

  2. Matt@ Send gifts to Bangladesh says:

    Hello Gareth, it looks great to have Nao as a gift. But it is worthy, only loved person can give this as gift. I wish I have a loved one to send me this kind of gift.

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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

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