Francisco Juretig based in London UK has created a new kit which has been specifically designed to help construct and build home robots and includes all the hardware needed to create a number of different systems and projects depending on what you can think up.
The PurpleKit home robot construction kit has been launched on the Kickstarter website with the aim of raising £6,000 to make the jump into production, check out the video below to learn more about what’s included.
Juretig explains more about the inspiration for the robot construction kit and what can be created.
Once you start discovering the beautiful world of robotics, you will realize that are are plenty of excellent electronic options available. You will probably find proper tools, tons of Arduino/Raspberry modules, and several other excellent electronic kits. The problem appears when you actually want to create “real” things that interact with those electronics.
For the beginner, it’s easy to get lost into the thousands of mechanical pieces, servos, motors, aluminium parts and beams available. It’s likely that you will spend a lot of money buying some pieces that are not the proper ones, or that cannot be joined together; and eventually spending a lot of time across the several DIY websites to understand what’s available and what you could do with those pieces.
This kit bridges the gap between DIY electronics and mechanics. For example, assume you want to create a robotic arm with your specific customization, or you want to create a fan that swings according to some instructions, or a linear rail to place a camera, or a large enclosure for your Arduino projects. Instead of scavenging through internet, it would be easier to get a kit containing all the stuff that your need.
For more information on the new PurpleKit robotics kit jump over to the Kickstarter website for details and to make a pledge via the link below.