15 Aug '11, 7am

MakeAffinity – Making Toys For The New Digital Age

MakeAffinity – Making Toys For The New Digital Age

What happens when toy robots make sweet mechanical love to smartphone devices? You get something along the lines of Kleekbots , a website that lets owners of LEGO Mindstorms NXT robotics kit view and control their robot with their iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, iPad and other mobile devices instantly. Developed by Singapore-based toy company MakeAffinity , the site also allows Mindstorms owners to share control of their robots with friends through email. Using Kleekbots is easy – simply sign up for the service, download and run the application on your PC, and and connect the robot and a webcam (optional) to the PC. Mobile devices control and view the robot through a web app via the devices’ web browser. “Our vision is a world where toys come with live web remote control, smart phone and smart device control, live video streaming, recording and posting,” shares Thomas Tan, co...

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