See what press are saying about ArcBotics, Sparki, and Hexy the Hexapod.


Fast Co
“‘We don’t want a kid to look at a Sparki and run out of things to do.’ Even for those who’ve never programmed before, the interface can get kids interacting with Sparki ‘in minutes’.” 

Huffington Post HuffPo
“Sparki is a top tech teaching toy for the little genius in your life.”

“Sparki’s ‘arms’ may be a mere inch long, but his reach is worldwide.” 

The Boston Globe
“Sparki isn’t just a toy. Its builders hope the small bot will inspire a new generation of robot makers­ and computer whizzes. ‘There aren’t many things out there that can engage kids like a robot’.” 

The Chicago Tribune
“This [high tech summer camp] gives young students the type of degrees you can get in this career field.” 

MAKE this one
“Sparki’s quite an accomplishment—Arcbotics has selected some fantastic stepper motors for Sparki, and they’ve evolved their design to create a rugged enclosure that still manages to expose all the electronics you want to play with. ” 

Ars Technica
“Sparki is an Arduino-based robot for people who don’t know how to build robots.” 

“For the person who wants an Arduino robot, but doesn’t know where to begin with programming, Sparki promises to offer an affordable, easy introduction to electronics and robot programming.” 

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Hexy the Hexapod

“One of the most impressive things about the little hexapod is just how affordable he is.”

“Most college graduates celebrate by buying a new car or a computer; Joe Schlesinger bought a giant laser cutter. He used the tool to design a low-cost robot named ‘Hexy’ with the aim of making robotics education more affordable.”

The New York Times
“Since setting up ArcBotics, Mr. Schlesinger has built a backlog of more than 1,000 orders [for Hexy]. His goal is to become ‘the Ikea of robotics’.” 

MAKE this one
“With full documentation and online tutorials, Hexy makes learning advanced robotic concepts like inverse kinematics straightforward and fun.” 

The Boston Globe
“[Hexy] is among the most successful Massachusetts-based campaigns on Kickstarter.”

“Hexy can walk, dance, bang some keyboard keys, and do whatever else you can imagine.” 

ABC news
“The perfect gift for the nerd on your list, Hexy is aimed at anyone wanting a low-cost, entry-level hexapod.” 

“Mit dem knuffigen Namen Hexy sammelt ein kleines Unternehmen aus den USA via Kickstarter Geld für die Produktion eines kostengünstigen Roboters mit sechs Beinen.” 

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