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…BristleBots are part of a controversy?


Remember BristleBots, the tiny little ‘robots’ that use little more than a pager motor, a battery and a toothbrush head to create locomotion?

Well apparently, Klutz and Scholastic claim to have thought of the exact same idea with the exact same name at the exact same time as Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories, and are making a book with the bots without giving credit to the original inventors.

It’s still up in the air as to what will happen with this whole situation, and you can follow the updates on the MAKE: Blog, but hopefully this will all get resolved in the right way, and credit will be given where credit is due.

[MAKE: Blog – BristleBot Controversy]

…It’s Movie Monday: The Crisis of Credit Visualized?

The Crisis Of Credit Visualized

The Credit Crisis is definitely complex, but Jonathan Jarvis’ The Crisis of Credit Visualized is designed to supply the essence of the situation to those unfamiliar and uninitiated. (Hey, that’s me!)

It’s also a beautiful short that manages to cram a lot of information into just a few minutes of your time, while still being fun and interesting to watch, so sit back, stay calm and enjoy:

[The Crisis of Credit]