8 Reasons to Learn Robotics
Want to build something cool but not sure what?
Here are 8 reasons to get started with the Individualized CoLab at Circuit Launch.
- Rotrics DexArm: Explore computer vision, machine learning & AI. Anyone for GO? DexArm is a 4-axis desktop robot arm with modular design and 0.05mm high repeatability. It can be easily turned into a desktop plotter, laser engraver, and 3D printer.
2. Zumo32U4 mini battle bots: Design a livestreaming battle bot arena and play remotely with your friends. The Pololu Zumo 32U4 robot is a versatile tracked robot based on the Arduino-compatible ATmega32U4 MCU. It includes two 75:1 HP micro metal gearmotors along with integrated dual motor drivers, an LCD, quadrature encoders, line sensors, side and front proximity sensors for detecting objects, and a full IMU for detecting impacts and tracking orientation.
3. Niyro One robotic arm: 6-axis collaborative robot for Education & Research, powered by Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and ROS. Ned, its successor, brings many improvements such an aluminum structure that increases its robustness, its precision & repeatability (0.5mm). Uncover inverse kinematics and trajectory planning by teaching it to play Jenga.
4. Misty II Robot: With her high-resolution camera, Misty has built-in, on-the-edge face detection and face recognition capabilities. You’ll also get size (rough distance) and positional information that you can use to code Misty to follow the faces she sees. Misty also has a built-in array of three far-field microphones that she can use to record audio and get positional information about the sounds in her environment.
5. Robotis 18DOF Humanoid: Play with advanced servo control by hacking and controlling it with ROS (Robot Operating System).
6. SmallKat: 16DOF Robot Cat: a low cost, opensource, 3D printed quadrupedal robot. The intention of the platform was to make a fully open source dynamics quadruped for the education, research, and hobbyist markets. Using hobby servos and common electronics allows the overall price point to remain very low in comparison to its competitors.
7. SAWPPY: Motorized model of Mars rovers for under $500: Sawppy is a motorized model whose layout and proportion mimics that of Mars rovers Curiosity and Perseverance. It faithfully reproduces the suspension kinematics of real rovers and is intended to be a hardware platform for future software projects in autonomous operation.
Our Roboticist in Residence’s version: Tenacity.
8. Quadraped Open Dynamic Robot: An Open Torque-Controlled Modular Robot Architecture for Legged Locomotion Research.
Find any inspiration?
How about a workshop to build a 3D printed 3 degree of freedom arm:
Or if you have your own project you wish to develop, that is totally ok too!