Brutusbot Vids, Dragon PumLantern

Dave Hrynkiw
January 26, 2012

Well, we have some good news and some bad news. First, the good. We've been keeping incredibly busy working on bringing in some new products. The bad news... We've been incredibly busy. So busy on new products (and a few big projects), in fact, that we don't really have anything ready to show you (yet). If the good news didn't interest you at all, try this: pies exist and they are delicious. This always has been and always will be good news. You can't debate the glory of fruit-filled pastries. And if the bad news didn't interest you either, just know that, unfortunately, scientists have not yet found develop rocket shoes. Bummer.

But that's all okay, because we still have three things to show you today. Starting off with Mark - a pal, conspirator, and compadre of Solarbotics and generally all-around okay dude - who has been conducting some experiments with the BrutusBot (which he helped develop). He's mounted a camera to it that records footage, which when watched makes the BrutusBot seem like some kinda... Alien stalker thing, creeping through your house like it's in a terrible sci-fi horror movie. Check out the action:

It certainly shows how flexible the platform is, to be able to accommodate this kind of an application. Mark also recorded another similar video, but one that takes place in Calgary's Aerospace Museum with the Brutus creeping around underneath and near some of the aircraft.Well, that's one YouTube video... Why not another? Back in October we showed off YouTube user pateycanada's project Robbe. He based it on a the Sumovore, and developing his own shields/brainboards to get the features he wanted. He just released another video where he goes into detail on the setup and behaviour, complete with a lot footage of the cute lil' guy in action:

PumLantern - Dragon ThemeAnd our last item for today... Remember when we said that there weren't any new products to show off? Well, that was kinda mostly true. We certainly have a (single) new option to show off for a product. Yana, our fantastical graphic designer, has whipped up a slick new dragon theme for the PumLantern to celebrate Chinese New Year. It's available in all our standard lantern colours, and looks particularly good in, well, any of them.

So that pretty much wraps things up for another week. You can expect another (hopefully more so) positively riveting newspost from us after another seven rotations of the Earth...

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