We just got word about this developing story regarding a fun little DIY project called the Bristlebot. These Evil Mad Scientists have always been favorites of ours as they publish some of the most creative, accessible, and fun DIY projects around. The Bristlebots were developed by Windell and Lenore back in 2007. The YouTube video of this crazy vibrating critter has been viewed the world over.
We are not sure what is going on, but it appears their Bristlebot concept has been "borrowed without permission" by Klutz/Scholastic. Not all the facts are in so we will not jump to any further conclusions. Now, we like the Scholastic folks as they also publish some really fun stuff. However, fair play is pretty important so we will be following this story closely. [Permalink]- Bristlebot bru-haha
Update: Klutz/Scholastic and the Evil Mad Scientists have worked it out. Read the message from Pat Murphy here. It is nice when everyone involved are grownups.