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Lab of Misfit Robots!

This past Friday, for Friday Night Robotics, I bought a Zhu Zhu pet. It’s actually a Kung Zhu, but it’s really the same thing. I figured it would be cool to hack it. Once I started hacking it even more in my cozy lab while sipping some candy cane hot cocoa, a great idea came to me! This could be a series on my blog!

Coming soon there will be videos of hacks on some of the robot toys I have around. These include…

Kung Zhu! A cute little hamster appropriately named Rivet, perfect platform to maybe control the wheels and drive around!

Furby! A hacked Furby that a friend and I at COSI were working on.

Femisapien! This was a robot from the Robots Podcast, and it is begging for a hack!

NXT! Probably won’t be doing much to this, but we will be looking at the insides!

R2D2! Check out the insides of this awesome robot!

It will be super fantastic, with lots of photos and videos. It will be a great way to share some of the hacking experiences I had, the easy, hard, and broken parts, with you.