Kids playing with the HEXBUG Micro Robotics Creatures set.
HEXBUG platter: racing robots
Giving the term "computer bug" a new meaning, Hexbug Nano is the latest model of micro-robot created by Texas-based Innovation First. Here's a closer look. Filmed at Toy Fair 2010.
New Hexbots in Tokyo
With much ado, and just in time for Black Friday, I present to you the new and exciting HEXBUG.com site. Now with 100% more Awesome. I didn't have much hand in the layout or graphics other than to say wow. My job was to prop up the web server, database, load balancer and build a shipping tool for the warehouse.
I shot and edited a better video of the Inchworms today.
Here's a short video of the Hexbug Inchworm that we will release this fall.
Super-charged Hexbug runs about twice the speed of a stock bug.
I modified the body to accept the slightly longer body of a zip-zaps motor and hacked the battery compartment to fit one more cell. Faster motor plus more voltage equals one fast bug. I don't know for sure what the circuit is rated for, but I don't suspect 4.5V will have an adverse affect on it's life.
Video after the jump: