We have featured many different types of DIY robots here on Geeky Gadgets over the years, that can be created using a variety of different materials, although I don’t think we have ever featured robots created using drinking straws and a new device called the Quirkbot.
Quirkbot is a small micro-controller that has been specifically designed for children aged ten and over to use to create a variety of different robots and projects and weird sounding creatures with blinking eyes. Watch the video below to learn more about the new Quirkbot board.
The Quirkbot project is currently over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website looking to raise $55,000 in pledges to make the jump from concept to production, with pledges starting from just $19.
“Quirkbot is compatible with the open construction toy Strawbees and can be used along with readily available materials like regular drinking straws, LEDs, and hobby servos (motors) to create a wide variety of hackable toys suitable for anyone aged 10+.”
“Bring your creations to life. You can program the Quirkbot via USB directly from our website. Just drag and drop the components you want to program, connect them and press upload. Any child or grown-up can do it.”
“Let your creations express themselves and interact with their environment through sound, light and motion. Stand alone or connected to computers, tablets or musical instruments. You’ll quickly see the potential in learning how to program something physical — the magic of connecting online and offline worlds.”
So if you think the Quirkbot controller is something you could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and help Quirkbot become a reality via the link below.