Kleekbots is a website that lets owners of the Lego Mindstorms NXT robotics kit view and control their robot with their iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, iPad and other devices instantly. With Kleekbots, Lego Mindstorms owners can share control of the robot with their friends by sending it through email. The service requires a PC with Internet connection. The setup process involves 3 simple steps: Sign up to the service at the Kleekbots website; download and run the Kleekbots application on the PC; and connect the robot and a webcam (optional) to the PC. Mobile devices control and view the robot through a web app via the devices’ web browser.
Kleekbots is a service with free and paid plans starting from 99 cents.
FaceCars is a new kind of radio controlled car. It comes with a remote controller that has a USB connection for connecting to a PC. This allows the RC car to be controlled from an iPhone, Android, iPod Touch, iPad, and other smart devices as well as from a PC and even over Facebook.
Exact FaceCars pricing has not been announced, but it is hinted to be between $50 to $100.
MakeAffinity will also be launching a business to business service to help toy makers create social toy sites for their toys. The ToyCloud service helps toy makers to increase the value of their toys by integrating them with Facebook, YouTube and mobile devices such as the iPhone, Android, iPod Touch and iPad in as little as 30 days.