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Robotic arm turns your desk into an automated assembly line, Ep. 224This week on Crave, we get a helping hand from the 7Bot robotic arm, play the world's first multiplayer drone racing game, and watch the slowest Rube Goldberg machine ever made. Don't worry...we edited out six days. It's the Crave show!
This is happening this week on CNet's Crave vlog. 2015 is the year of the drone, and what better way to celebrate that fact than with the world's first drone-based multiplayer game called Drone n'Base. Welcome to the world's first multiplayer race. Drone n'Base claims to be an affordable indoor game controlled via mobile device. And creative for everyone, the interactive basis for the drone have multiple functions that can be use as racing checkpoints, power ups, or as a shooting target. Each drones has a built in infrared canon which shoot invisible lighting that can take out other drones during the game. The drones Drones are made with a durable plastic to protect them from breaking during violent crashes. Each drone comes with a base, four spare propellers, two batteries and a charger. They use low powered Bluetooth technology to communicate with your mobile device. And have a range of up to 30 meters. Drone and Base comes ready to fly right out of the box. [MUSIC] And will be available soon for the holiday season. Not sure of the price yet. [SOUND] On Wednesday morning around 9am Pacific time, NASA's Cassini spacecraft did a close encounter fly by of Saturn's moon, Enceladus, which is believed to have elements of habitability within its global ocean. Cassini flew about 30 miles above the surface of Enceladus, traveling at a speed of Speed of around 19,000 miles per hour and pass through a large plume of gas and water that is constantly blasting out of the bottom of the shell of the moon. [UNKNOWN] was used to analyze particles and gases to determine what makes up the surface of [UNKNOWN] Whether it be hydrogen, H2O and methane, which are just a few of the building blocks for life. Keep checking back to [UNKNOWN] for updates on what they found on the moon of Insolitis. [MUSIC] This may be the slowest Rube Goldberg machine ever created. Inventor Bob Partington built what he calls the Rube slow Machine, and produced a video for the YouTube channel Field Day, to show off just how slow the Rube Slowberg Machine really is. A mean machine uses grass growing to push the ball along, that is painstakingly slow. In the end, the Rube Slowberg Machine took about six weeks to complete, so I invite you to go the Crave blog post to watch how the machine ends and check out links to other crafty Rube Goldberg machines that [UNKNOWN] has covered in the past. A group of self-proclaimed robot fans have built a robotic arm that can see, think, and learn in an attempt to make robots more accessible for everyone in both education and research The 7Bot Robotic Arm has raised almost 400% of their goal on Kickstarter. And is showing no signs of letting up. The 7Bot has six degrees of freedom. And is modeled after the classic larger industrial robots that you find in car manufacturers. The body is made entirely of aluminum. And it's highly rated for endurance and durability. The optimized control algorithm makes the robot's movements very smooth and accurate, allowing the robot to perform very delicate tasks. 7Bot can see its environment Through the use of AI software, it can learn colors, shapes, and be taught to make certain movements without having to program the robot. 7bot software is open source and with the help of the connect or deep motion, developers can easily build a wide variety of applications for the robot according to the product video. [SOUND] The 7bot will be funded on November 7th and will retail for 350 dollars when it comes to market. [MUSIC] All right guys, that's the show, thank you very much for watching. As always you can find all news stories on CNET's Crave log at crave.cnet.com. Make sure you follow Crave on Twitter at Crave And check out this week's Crave giveaway. This week's Crave giveaway is for breast cancer awareness. And you could win a pink Linksys WiFi router from Crave. Go to the blog and enter to win. [SOUND] [BLANK_AUDIO] [NOISE] [BLANK_AUDIO] [NOISE] [SOUND] [BLANK_AUDIO]