Magical worlds and video game elements combined, it’s one of a plethora of the video game anime genre. However, just because there have now been a lot of them, don’t let that distract you from what separates this one from the others. When our protagonist is killed in episode 1, he is reincarnated on another world as a slime, who gets named Rimuru Tempest. Read on to find out more about Rimuru, as well as how this series does a pretty clever job getting around something we like to call plot armour.
Do you love cats? Great, because that’s all that you get in this anime. Do you love bananas? Great, because that’s all that you get to accompany the cats in this anime. This is literally, exactly as the description of the anime suggests, an anime about cats that reside in bananas. Ho boy, I think I’ve lost the plot now. Still, at 3 minutes per episode, you can’t really complain much for the rather cute depictions of cats in bananas, even if it’s one of the stranger concepts I’ve uncovered on Crunchyroll as of late.
Fans of Japanese culture rejoice, for now we can enjoy tasty sushi whilst enjoying Sushi Go!, a simple little card game by Gamewright. But just because the images are all cute and happy looking, does this game actually have any real merits, or is it just yesterdays leftover rice? Timlah investigates this little game.
Have you ever wanted a little robot companion?
Did you ever want a little robot that could..?
Have you ever just been interested in robotics but with no educational way into it, found it quite tricky?
Then look no further, it’s clearly time for another Kickstarter Highlight!
Lil’Bot, the little robot that could
First of all, let me stop to say this is just adorable. This is simple a balancing robot, which isn’t unheard of, but it’s been designed in a way that children can get into the logic and programming aspects of robotics… And believe you me, it’s an awesome skill for a kid to learn.
With Arduino and Raspberry Pi, Makey Makey and much more out there, it’s getting to be a competitive market for these fun learning aids. However, there is certainly room for a balancing robot to join the giants.
With a programming interface that is made up of visual blocks for coding in, children and non-programmers who are just looking to dabble will get a first hand experience of programming their own Lil’Bot.
Just take heed: This little baby takes either 7 or 8 (Undecided) AA batteries, so you’ll need to make sure you’ve got sufficient battery power!
How much is needed?
But, let’s be serious for a second then, what does the creator of the Lil’Bot want for his time?
He simply is asking for $15,000, of which $9,194 has already been pledged towards this project, with 29 days to go as of the time of writing this post.
$15,000 is quite a low ask for a Kickstarter campaign and because of the type of project this is, along with the credibility of the creator, this is looking to be a successful project regardless.
What’s the rewards?
That warm fuzzy feeling. But in seriousness, here are the rewards on offer.
These are some fun rewards for someone who’s interested. If you’re interested in just finding out more about the project as it is worked on, simply donate whatever you want and choose the $1 tier reward.
What do you think about a balancing robot as an educational aid for children? I think it’s awesome, as a child I always wanted little robots. Since then, I’ve played with many crazy robots that have done some funny things. Sometimes, though – It’s nice to take a step back, remember your childhood and enjoy that learning experience all over again.