KLiK Robotics based in Oxfordshire within the United Kingdom, have created a range of self balancing robot kits designed to provide an inspiring students with engaging projects learning about programming, robotics and electronics in the process.
Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the T-BOTS Balancing Robots which are available from £45 with shipping expected to take place during April 2018, the Kickstarter campaign is successful.
KLiK Robotics explain more about their robotic kits :
T-BOTS use a combination of accelerometers and gyroscopes on a single chip to precisely measure the tilt. This information is used to calculate the necessary motor response for the robot to maintain its balance. There are numerous ways of achieving this; both simple and complex. The T-BOT has an ultrasound distance-measuring module for eyes, providing the user with scope to write algorithms for the robots to interact with their environment or each other. The bluetooth module allows you to control the robot using your smart phone or PC.
The software is written in C/C++ which, according to IEEE SPECTRUM, is the computer language most in demand by recruiting companies. The software is free for you to download, modify or completely rewrite. If the campaign is successful, we will be setting up a forum for you to share your code with the community. We recommend the Arduino development platform. Check out the S4A project too!
A little skill is required to control them, more to control them well, making battle play both tense and exciting! The rules for battle play are simple. You must make contact at least once and knock your opponent over while remaining upright yourself. We played many games, but this one had us hooked.
T-BOTS have been designed to engage as many elements of human creativity as possible. From designing your own T-BOT skins, inventing your own games, learning to program using the Arduino development platform or Scratch (S4A), understanding the physics of balance and dynamic stabilization, all the way up to advanced control theory. Or you can just assemble the robot, download the software and play! T-BOTS are an excellent example of a STEAM product that is genuinely fun!
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