A new modular robotics kit has been launched via Kickstarter this week in the form of the MIND KIT, designed to provide a comprehensive yet easy-to-use development kit exclusively for robotics. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about MIND KIT. Pledges for the modular robot kits start from $99 with a number of different bundles available depending on your budget and requirements.
Worldwide shipping is expected to commence during September 2019 if the crowdfunding campaign is successful and raises the $100,000 required to make the jump into production. the robot kit comes complete with its own robotic optimised operating system taking the form of MIND OS 2.0. Based on the Linux kernel MIND OS is purpose-built for coding and programming robotics.
“MIND OS powers your robot creations. For example, with the built-in SLAM algorithm and MIND KIT’s Rover base + LiDAR module, you could easily build an indoor navigation experiment with MIND KIT drawing a map of the environment. You can focus on what you want to do directly, instead of spending three weeks building a rover with PVC and wires.”
“Cerebrum, Servo Controller and Robot Battery are the core modules of MIND KIT, and then you can easily stack different modules on top of each other. All the modules easily click together with the closing of the robot ‘arms’. We’ve also added MIND KIT Ports into the different module. Robotics-optimized single-board computer where you control the robots’ sensing, thinking, decision-making and language processing. Powerful ARM Cortex-A53 Quad-Core 1.2GHz for strong computing power and 2GB DDR3 RAM. Includes comprehensive interfaces and ports, including 54 programmable pins and USB-C accessories, for easy customization and creativity. Less wiring and configuration, more seamless plug & play creation.”
Jump over to the official Kickstarter campaign page For full specifications and a complete list of all available modules and pricing options.