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by   -   May 6, 2015
The Muribot platform. Source: Mid-Ohio Area Robotics
The Muribot platform. Source: Mid-Ohio Area Robotics

Muribot is an affordable, compact robot kit, designed to make coding and robotics easily accessible to people of all ages and skill levels. It packs in quality hardware, usually seen only at universities, and is intended to grow with the ability of the user. This makes Muribot significantly different from robotic platforms that are created for a specific skill level. By bridging the gap to a high-quality learning experience, Muribot aims to be a major competitor in the STEM market and is looking for crowdfunding to achieve that goal.

by   -   March 13, 2015

Ringo Purple 800xRingo is a friendly pet robot bug based on the Arduino UNO that was inspired and co-designed by my 1st grade daughter Hailey and my 3rd grade son Parker, who are both already writing C code. We started out intending to build just one robot together, but we realized something much greater could be done in producing Ringo for the masses. There is only a few days left of our crowdfunding campaign – we hope it will catch the curiosity of young engineers and also have a particular appeal to girls who may not otherwise become interested in coding and technology.

by   -   December 3, 2014

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GraspIO is part hardware and part software, and gives everyone an easy way to build electronics projects using smartphones and tablets. It’s the world’s first DIY electronics platform with easy-to-use drag and drop programming mobile app. Launching soon on Kickstarter, sign up at www.graspio.com to get early bird offers when we go live.

by   -   November 13, 2014

GROUND DRONE PROJECT 2

The Ground Drone Project wants to make a low cost ground robot chassis for hobbyists and inventors that is capable of traversing challenging obstacles . The project’s original articulated traction control design offers a unique approach to obstacle traversal. The project’s Kickstarter offers backers a $100 kit instruction and bill of materials reward, and a partial to complete chassis for backers pledging $300 and up. If the Kickstarter is successful, the instructions and bill of materials will be available for all.

by   -   November 4, 2014

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Meet Wigl! Wigl is an interactive educational robot with a musical ear. We’ve launched our Indiegogo campaign for Wigl, the first musical robot buddy for kids. Wigl is controlled by musical notes through instruments such as a recorder, guitar, fiddle, and even a singer’s voice! By sequencing notes together, like lines of code in a program, children can make Wigl dance and even uncover secret dances. This fusion of right brain creativity with left brain logic engages children and promotes cross-disciplinary learning.

by   -   October 9, 2014

The Anura – a foldable pocket drone – is the latest competitor in the miniature drone arena.

by   -   October 2, 2014

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ScratchDuino is a highly customizable, simple and interactive open source robots construction kit based on Arduino. Magnetic mounted parts make the ScratchDuino easy to assemble, and can be programmed using MIT Scratch, a visual program language. Scratchduino makes an excellent interactive educational open source platform for kids and beginners, as well as a vast experimental kit for advanced robots enthusiasts, and is now taking pre-orders on Kickstarter.

by   -   August 28, 2014

Spark Aerial Kickstarter project aims to build an Aerial Cinematography video training series and accompanying online resource center for anyone interested in aerial filming. The free video training series (with some premium content) is intended to emphasize flight safety, and would move from such basics as taking off for the first time to advanced piloting maneuvers like the buttonhook sweep, which enables a video camera to remain focused on one place while the drone circles around.

by   -   August 3, 2014

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Edison is a programmable and LEGO-compatible robot that is tackling the high cost of entry level robotics; it has recently launched on Kickstarter, and is available for just $39 AUD ($37 USD) and less than $30 AUD ($28 USD) for a class pack of 30.

by   -   July 7, 2014

Robohub has partnered with Indiegogo, one of the leaders in hardware crowdfunding, to launch a dedicated Robohub Partner Page for robotics.

by   -   July 4, 2014

The TiddlyBot, which just launched on Kickstarter, has been developed to help young people have fun and learn about robotics and programming.

The Droplets are a new low-cost, opensource swarm robotics platform for studying swarm behavior and for use as a teaching aid. The Correll Lab at the University of Boulder gives some tech background in this post, and hopes to produce 1,000 of these – you can help support the project by donating to their <a href=

by   -   May 28, 2014

O’Reilly’s recent SOLID conference was all about the intersection of hardware and software, but it also extended and challenged our ideas about what was hardware in a world of new and nano materials, and how software and code becomes tangible. And of course there were robots – lots of them. All the keynotes were excellent and are online, but I found these ones particularly relevant for startups – or anyone who wants to understand why hardware is hard and where it has become easier.

by   -   May 23, 2014

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Lil’Bot is an Arduino Uno compatible balancing robot designed as a low-cost teaching vehicle and experimentation platform. Just like an Arduino board, it takes various shields for added functionality. Especially designed for Lil’Bot, the emoShield allows the robot to make various emoticon-like expressions.

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