Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Robot Galaxy - Build Your Own Robot

Brothers who have endured endless hours waiting while their sisters shop happily at the American Girl Store will soon have their revenge: with the launch of ROBOTGALAXY's personalized robots, boys will also get to engage in the interactive shopping experience.

Not only are the robots customized to each boy's specifications, but each one also has a life online, offering boys a virtual world experience similar to those so popular with tween girls, such as Webkinz and Club Penguin. While at the store, boys select from eight different robot characters from the ROBOTGALAXY comic book series, subsequently building and "programming" their choice as they wish. They then move on to a computer center, known as the Lab, where the robots are connected to the online world via USB cable; users then create an avatar for and register each in the ONLINE GALAXY virtual world. Once home, robot owners can play games within the world and the higher the scores, the more light patterns, sound effects, and phrases their physical robot will download.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Amy Jenkins is a multitalented crafter who has prototyped an entire line of terrific robot plushies called Lucha Robots. This is what happens, she says, "when robots create their own Super Heroes." She sells various handcrafted wonders at

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Friday, June 27, 2008

Firefox Fans Build Robot

Go figure?

Robot Gift Website

If anyone needs a robotic gift idea. This is a wonderful site!

Papercraft Robot

The only thing better than a robot may be a papercraft robot, and computer security software company Symantec clearly totally realises this. Because to better educate the public on various malware bots that can infect their systems, Symantec has released free thematic papercraft robots. And kudos to their marketing department--they aren't covered in logos for Norton Antivirus or something. Here's a picture of their identity theft bot. Hit the link to collect all two


Sunday, May 18, 2008

Vintage Robots (It's my birthday soon!)

Check out this beautiful collection of vintage toy robots .

Though made for children, Japanese toy robots can catch the eye of even the most discriminating adults.

Iconic graphic designer Tom Geismar, whose firm Chermayeff & Geismar has created memorable logos for Mobil, PBS and other U.S. institutions, has been collecting the shiny bots for decades.

The Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame in Seattle will exhibit toys from Geismar's collection in Robots: A Designer's Collection of Miniature Mechanical Marvels through Oct. 26. The vintage robots on display reflect Geismar's trained eye. "I've really restricted myself to ones that appealed to me as interesting, imaginative designs," he says.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Jesus and Mary Chain: Enmore Theatre Sydney

Saw the Jesus and Mary Chain at the Enmore in Sydney last night. Have to admit (and yes - hardcore music fans will be shocked) - but have never really been a fan. Must have missed them while I was swooning over Nirvana back in the day.

So the set started at about 10pm and ended just after 11pm. You couldn't really understand much of what they were singing... and the band didn't move much. Not very engaging.

Apparently this is how they always play. GO figure. So in the scheme of things is must have been an awesome show!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

A Talking Remote Control Robot Helper

I need this robot to help organise MY remotes!

Amazing Photographer: Vincent Laforet

Stumbled across these amazing photos. How can you make a tennis court and an airport look so small!?

Check out
his site

Monday, March 31, 2008

V Festival - Sydney

The V festival rolled into Sydney again - March 29th at Centenial Park.

Highlights: Duran Duran and Queens of the Stone Age

LowLights: AIR!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Black Jack Scam in... Malaysia

A friend of mine just came back from holidays in Malaysia. I didn't get any pressies - but I did hear the greatest travel scam story.

Not once but twice did he get approached by a friendly Malayan (and his nieces) but got invited back for lunch, then asked by a 'brother' to invest $20,000 in a game of Black Jack that he would guarantee him of winning.

Politely declining, and then asking for a lift back into the city - both stories involved a last ditch attempt to sign him up with the mention of a dying grandmother.

Seems as though it's a common complaint too: a
s seen in this Lonely Planet thread

Friday, February 15, 2008

Joy Division Doco 'Joy Division'

Saw the Joy Division Documentary last night - highly recommended viewing.

If you've seen 24 Hour Party People and Control - then this is an excellent third chapter.

There's straight up interviews with the band members, amazing footage of the band, and of course the music!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Bjork - Sydney Opera House Steps, January 24th 2008

She returned to Australia after 10 years - and played her only Sydney concert on the steps of the opera house.

If you watched the show without knowing anything about bjork, I think you'd be dumbstruck by the screeching, almost avante-garde performance she put on.

I thought it was brilliant! An all female brass band with flags on their head and an encore that included fireworks.

Check out the Reactor!

You Tube Video

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Web 2.0 on the Streets of Kings Cross

A few years ago - bands could only put up posters advertising a new CD or upcoming gig. I love the fact that they can now promote their latest video clips. This one I found out side an empty abandoned bank in Kins Cross Sydney. It's like programming Rage from the gutter.