We’ve talked about all manner of robots on Tested in the past; there are robots that walk, mix drinks, build things, and that’s just the start. Peeqo, however, is probably the first robot ever designed to communicate entirely through memes. This DIY robotics kit is live on Kickstarter with everything you’ll need to build your very own customizable machine that responds to voice commands with GIFs and videos.
Peeqo comes as a disassembled DIY kit that grew out of a project posted on Reddit’s /r/DIY board. The creator stresses that it’s an accessible device. You can assemble the robot with a few simple tools, and there’s no soldering required. When assembled, Peeqo looks vaguely alive but not remotely human. The “face” is a 4-inch LCD at the top of a long, flexible neck. Inside, there’s a motor with three degrees of freedom, giving Peeqo the ability to tilt and gyrate like one of those old dancing Coke cans.