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You might not be able to control the 7Bot robotic arm with your mind or your eyes, but at least it'll only cost you around $350 -- cheaper than an iPhone, its creators point out -- to get one. Even better, you don't need to know how to code to program it: just physically guide the arm or use a gesture control device like a Kinect or a Leap motion sensor to make it mimic your movements. In the video below the fold and on its Kickstarter page, you can see it doing calligraphy after a team member's grandfather physically taught it how. The team also managed make it paint cherry blossoms and do basic mathematics, and we'll bet you can teach it other productive things, like how to terrorize your cat.

If you prefer the more hands-off approach, you can remotely control it using its 3D visualization app on a computer. And, in case you're more tech-savvy than the average user, you can program it using the C and C++ open source APIs the 7Bot team provides. In addition to the basic model, the team also offers packages with more features, such as a version with two arms and one that comes with a 3D printer, though they're also understandably more expensive. According to its campaign page, rewards should start shipping out as soon as January 2106, but as always, it's best not to treat Kickstarter and other crowdfunding websites as a store.

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