Recently, after suffering some withdrawal symptoms caused by insufficient robot building activity I was perusing a well know shopping site when I happened upon a humanoid robot toy at a very reasonable price of just over £8.
With free delivery it seemed worth a punt so I bought two. I always try to buy two if possible, one to play with and one to take apart. The robot contains a 600mA 3.7V Lipo battery plus an IR handheld controller, with 18 LEDs for the eyes as well as two motors and robot looking shell casing, so good for disassembly and converting into other robot thingys.
I have always wanted to do some synchronised robot dancing/actions so this seemed a good opportunity to get started with.
These first two robots were so good I decided to get two more - which were on offer at just over £6 (sadly this offer has now ended or I might have bought some more) so when they arrive I will have the beginnings of a small robot army. They do have some drawbacks as they only really work well on smooth surfaces so carpets are a problem and they require a person to plug them in to recharge, but I feel with bit of jiggery-pokery these problems can be overcome. All I will need then is Skynet and a time travelling machine and the world will be mine!