The picture above is a robot dog made by Philips, somewhere around 1958 I guess. It was taken from the book ‘PRACTICAL ROBOT CIRCUITS: ELECTRONIC SENSORY ORGANS AND NERVE SYSTEMS’ published by A.H. Bruinsma and the ‘Philips Technical Library’ in 1960. The book gives a nice insight of the progressive research that was done in those days. Besides some nice images of electronic dogs and fold-out charts there is also a nice picture of a huge electronic Noughts & Crossesmachine. If somebody happens to run in to this dog… please let me know.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.