• My Keepon, the hackable little orange blob.

    by  • May 14, 2012 • Projects • 2 Comments

    Ever wondered exactly what that cute little orange blob from the EDF Energy “Feel Better Energy” TV advert is? Well, actually it’s a little social robot designed to help children with development disorders such as autism called My Keepon.

    My Keepon™ is an interactive robotic toy for kids of all ages. In its touch mode, it responds to pokes, pats, and tickles with a rich variety of emotional movements and sounds. In its dance mode, it hears the beat in music or clapping and dances in synchronized rhythm.

    If you’ve thought about hacking it for a project, it’s very much doable. YouTube-ing it comes up with a reasonable amount of hacks involving it, including this proof of concept video of qdot testing out some of his code on the My Keepon. All of which is also availble over at his GitHub page.

    The robot is available from Amazon for less than £32 (link) and more information on it can be found at the BeatBots website.

    If you do take an adventure into hacking My Keepon or one of the other robots from BeatBots be sure to keep us in the loop and let us know what you create!

    2 Responses to My Keepon, the hackable little orange blob.

    1. May 15, 2012 at 9:25 pm

      I have one of these in the lab, lets hack it!

      • May 15, 2012 at 9:55 pm

        Lets do it! It might be cool to get it to react to a thing (film, band or whatever) based on recent tweets, like dance if you say “Iron Man” and recent tweets are positive.

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