zombonitron robot kit

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Who needs real friends when you can just build your own?

The MOSS Zombonitron 1600 makes building robots as simple as using magnets.

This robotics kit is simple, elegant and intuitive, with absolutely no wires or programmatic knowledge needed. Steel spheres act as connectors and hinges that allow magnetic blocks to move. Assemble the blocks in a variety of shapes, and use the spheres for various ranges of movement. It can go wherever your imagination takes it.

Even better, you can extend your robot’s abilities by using apps to connect it to your Android or iPhone. Control your robot directly from your smartphone, no software required.

This may just be the easiest way to build your first robot. It may also be the coolest gift of the holiday season. Interested? Get started: buy the MOSS Zombonitron 1600 DIY robot bundle from the Daily Dot store for $199.99 — that’s 32 percent off the regular price, with free shipping to the continental U.S. included.

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