At Maker Faire, I bought two 'robots': MiP which is really a pre-assembled robot which is more a toy than robot and a Musubi robot from Kamigami.
I love toys and unlike many of you folks, electronics is still quite a mystery to me. So I like to buy kits when funds allow. I saw Kamigami last year at Maker Faire and I thought it a great idea. This year, they were selling them at a very attractive price (50 bucks at the Faire) so I bought one and it arrived in the mail this week. ( kamigamirobots.com )
I bought the Musubi robot, because I liked the look at it was blue, my favorite color.
I have to say, it is a great kit. It was packaged quite well. At first I was a bit mystified, since the only instructions in the box is how to charge the thing, and to go to their web page for instructions for assembly.
I was pleasantly surprised to find that they catered to those who like videos (which I HATE, because they're useless for reference and time consuming) as well as step by step with pictures instructions which are very easy to follow. The electronics are pre-assembled and all the parts are snap riveted together so no tools are required. If you have fat fingers, pliers or a similar tool might come in handy to press two parts together while snapping the rivet. The whole thing is simply a matter of folding, putting in rivets and pressing it closed. After assembly, plug it into a computer's USB drive to charge.
It's controlled by an app, which will make this the 3rd robot app I have on my phone to control a robot, which is rather amusing. Once the guy is charged, I will do a writeup on how that goes along with pictures.
I know that on their web site they charge 99 bucks for the robot. Given what MiP cost and then my rather more formidable Darwin Mini with all its motors, I'm not sure if 99 bucks is a good price, I'll get a better idea once I have the guy up and running, but it was definitely worth the fun and hassle-free assembly of 50 bucks.