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Twilio Evangelist Builds Popular Phone-Powered Rolling Robot, Hints Flying Bot Is Next

This brings a new dimension to the Lego Mindstorm fans among us, I’d like to share this on our blog because:
It is Sunday, it is cool, it is Robotics and Phones, whats not to like…


So here’s something you may have seen floating around on Hacker News or elsewhere, but we thought it was cool enough to share in case you’re looking for something to do with your weekend. After all, there are few of us who don’t love stories that end with robots. Especially robots controlled by phones.

Robots have indeed fascinated many of us since childhood, and thanks to modern technology, those imaginations and tinkerings of yore are now increasingly becoming reality. Thankfully, in the hands of those smarter (and less inclined to hatch plots to take over the world) than I.

Jonathan Gottfried, Twilio’s resident developer evangelist, recently posted a tutorial on the company’s blog that shows developers how to build a basic robot that can be wirelessly powered with your phone, using Twilio, Arduino and Node.js.

The developer evangelist told us that the primary motivation was, of course, to get developers…

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