Roomba 980 Review: Overpriced, Noisy and Dumb (2017 Edition)

This might be the only 100% honest Roomba 980 review that you’ll find on the web.  Most Roomba 980 reviews that I’ve read on other sites are either totally wrong, or they let iRobot off the hook too easy.  The truth is that the Roomba 980 is awful.  Read on to find out why. Ultimate Robotic … Read more…

Is This the Best WowWee Robot of All Time? (2017 Edition)

There seems to be no middle ground with robot toy brands.  Robot toy makers are either highly dedicated to making quality products… or their business model is built around using flashy, misleading commercials to get people to buy worthless hunks of plastic.  In my opinion WowWee is one of the better robot toy manufacturers out there.  WowWee … Read more…

O-Duster Robotic Floor Cleaner Reviews (2017 Edition)

Initially, I was excited about the idea of writing a few O-Duster robotic floor cleaner reviews for Robot Fanatics. I love it when new cheap home robotics appliances come out.  Most of them are way overpriced. As a DIY robot geek, I can tell you that robot parts are actually super cheap.  Yet, most home robot makers are still trying … Read more…

Elegoo Review (2017 Edition): Elegoo UNO Smart Robot Car Kit

Every time I check to see what robot makers are up to on YouTube, I see robots that are based on the Elegoo’s Smart Robot Car. comes with everything you need to build a basic autonomous robot car.  Plus, it’s also pretty cheap.  But how well does it really work?  Read this in-depth Elegoo review … Read more…

What’s the Best Robot Dog? 4 Awesome Robot Mutts (2017 Edition)

What’s the best robot dog toy? If your kids are begging you to bring home a puppy but you really don’t want one, here’s a solution for you: buy them a robot dog instead.  Robot dogs are educational.  Also, they never need to go to the vet.  Plus, they never slobber– and some are actually pretty smart! There are several … Read more…

What is Vex? Vex IQ vs Lego vs littleBits (2017 Edition)

The answer to the question “What is Vex?” depends on what you’re asking about.  Vex Worlds is the world’s biggest robot tournament.  But the Vex construction set is the robot kit you need to participate in it. What is Vex?  Is Vex better than Lego? The most popular Vex set is Vex IQ.  Although it is … Read more…

Why Are Teenagers So Lazy?  How to Get Your Teenager Motivated

Tired of nagging your teen?  Are you looking for a new, positive way to get through to your kid that doesn’t involve scolding or making threats?  If you’re a frustrated parent, keep reading.  I’m about to show you exactly how to get your teenager motivated.  But first, I’m going to point out an often overlooked cause of … Read more…

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Check out this completely soft, 3D-printed water robot

This fluid powered, 3D-printed “Octobot” has no solid parts except for a very small piece of platinum.  Researchers at Harvard created it just a few days ago and the robotics community has been going nuts about it on the internet. The octobot doesn’t need batteries, circuit boards or any metal parts.  Even its logic circuit is … Read more…