New gadget on my wishlist – Tux Droid
I love Ubuntu. I love it so much I deleted Windows for all and also gave my Windows copy to a friend. I don’t wanna hear about Windows ever again.
All the pain with defragmenting, buying antivirus software, praying that your computer doesn’t freeze when you start Photoshop, Zend and Winamp.
But today I’m not gonna talk why Windows sux … I wanna tell you about Tux. Yes, he is the official Linux mascot but now he even talks, flaps his wings and even dances when you receive new emails. ThinkGeek has the Tux Droid for sale at just $99 which looks like a bargain to me considering what the droid can do. But the best thing about it is that you can code your own applications for it.
A plethora of interesting inputs and outputs are available for your programmatic pleasure.
It’s like raising and educating your own baby on that you connect this one via an USB wireless link (that looks like a fish) and you can make him shut up whenever you want to.
Here are some features:
- Tux Droid Robot wirelessly connects to your Linux based PC and alerts you of events with sound and motion
- Tux Droid can take inputs via sound and touch
- Open source software allows for easy programming of Tux widgets in Python
- Built in rechargable battery
- Included wireless 2.4 GHz link
- A Linux compatible PC or laptop
- Supports Linux kermel 2.4 or later
- A 800Mhz CPU or faster
- 128MB RAM or higher
- An available USB port (1.1 or 2.0)
- An internet connection
You could use it on your old pc that’s all dusty in that dark corner under your bed. Connect a monitor to your old computer, program Tux to suite your needs and just hide that old CPU again under the bed but leave it on and make sure the USB fish is connected to it. Place TUX on your desk and the rest is up to you.