Toy Block – Xiaomi’s app controlled coding toy available for $73  

Xiaomi Toy BlockThe age of coding toys is here, which sounds wonderful as well as eerie. Lei Jun, Xiaomi CEO, on Friday, announced the release date of the Toy Block – a coding toy or robotic toy that relies on LEGO pieces and can assemble into different forms. The Toy Block will go on sale for 499 yuan ($73) on China’s big Singles’ Day online sale on November 11.

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The toy can be controlled by the user through an accompanying mobile app. There is opportunity to come up with several combinations using provided wheels, gears, chains etc.

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The Toy Block can keep itself upright upto 3kg weight with the help of integrated gyroscope and is powered by an ARM Cortex-M3 chip.

User can set a sequence of moves for the robotic-toy with accompanying app.  You can expect slight taste of  ‘Transformers‘ in it.

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The toy market is in transition phase and coding toys are trending gradually. A century ago, even before that, science-fiction novelist used to set their main characters in future settings with technologies which were dream back then. After a century, the world has attained more than this novelist could predict. Even LEGO pieces have turned into larger-than-life objects.

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Via: Mashable

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