[Nottingham] Tux Droid

Richard Smedley rs at m6-it.org
Fri Dec 7 19:41:19 GMT 2007

On Fri, 2007-12-07 at 13:24 +0000, ForkBombFluf wrote:
> Anybody played with one of these?

Yes, when they were launched - v briefly. 

> He appears to be a lot like the Nabaztag WiFi rabbit, only superior in 
> that he is more open source (not reliant on a website or service 
> subscription) and controlled through Linux software.

Controlled through Python - it doesn't matter what kernel you
have, afaict, should be fine on any *nix :-)

It was demonstrated to me as being ideal for e-mail - flapping
it's wings when you get one, then you tap it on its head and
it reads the mail out to you.

Possibly not so useful when you get 1000+ e-mails a day.

However they've great potential for education use - teaching
kids simple Python programming with very visual feedback =o)

> http://www.kysoh.com/
> http://www.firebox.com/product/2032?src_t=wnw

Note the cheaper price in Europe.

 - Richard

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