The Cybot is a robot built from a kit, the pieces of which arrive periodically with a magazine, called Real Robots, containing assembly instructions and robotics articles. Cybots have become very popular in Europe. Ricardo A. Tellez has started Linbot, a project to create the software and hardware needed for a Linux-controlled Cybot. The hardware consists of a PIC controller within the Cybot, additional sensors for odometery, and an RF-link between the Cybot and a Linux PC. Software includes the control program for the PIC and a GTK+ based control program for Linux. The goal of Linbot is to turn Cybots into useful robotics platforms suitable for research and experimentation.