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ADABOX 008 is all about building #robots! JOIN NOW! Today’s Robot Archaeology #MakeRobotFriend is Jinx! @adafruit

In the lead-up to the launch of ADABOX 008 (shipping late June/early July – sign up now), we’re celebrating some of our favorite #MakeRobotFriends from movies and television.

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Today’s robot is Jinx from Space Camp!

Jinx is a robot that was deemed unsuitable for space work because it overheated and was overly-literal. That didn’t stop it from becoming “friends forever” with Max, one of the youngsters who attends space camp at Kennedy Space Center. This is #MakeRobotFriend at its finest!

There doesn’t seem to be many examples of DIY Jinx robots out there right now… so why don’t you try building one and showing us! Grabbing an Adafruit CRICKIT might be a good place to start!

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