PopPet Arduino Open Hardware DIY Robot Kit (video)


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Makers and hobbyists that enjoy building Arduino projects, might be interested in this new open hardware and DIY robot kit called PopPet, which can be programmed using the Arduino platform.

The PopPet has been created by Jaidyn Edwards and currently has three days left of its Kickstarter crowd funding campaign to run, looking to raise $8,000. Watch the video after the jump to see the Arduino robot in action and learn more.

The PopPet is expandable and focuses on the STEM education providing a customisable, easy to assemble, fun introduction into robotics. Its creator Jaidyn explains a little more:

“PopPet is an ‘Arduino at Heart’ robot which means she can be programmed using the Arduino IDE. The key feature with PopPet is to change her to suit you. You can change the look of PopPet with interchangeable face plates and LED holes (located on the top and bottom plates).

What is the use of playing with a highly customizable and unique robot kit if you can’t do any of your own customizing? Well, that is one of the main reasons why PopPet will be an Open Source Hardware robot. 

The design plans will be released to allow you to make your own custom face plates, add-ons, wheels or whatever else you can think of.  Not everyone has access to a laser cutter, so there will also be slightly modified files available to fit the tolerances found on most 3D printers. “

So if you think the PopPet Arduino robot kit is something you or someone in your family could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge fro $30 and help PopPet become a reality.

Source: Kickstarter