Posts Tagged ‘open source’

Meet MAKI, an Open Source Robot

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

The folk over at Hello Robo have just launched a Kickstarter for MAKI, their 3D printable Humanoid Robot. MAKI is built around 6 DYNAMIXEL AX-12A controlled with the Arbotix Robocontroller. The current version of MAKI is a robotic head, capable of emoting and interacting with humans via it’s built in webcam.

And while MAKE might just be a robotic head right now, Hello Robo plans to keep on adding functionality to MAKI to make it more and more versatile. The final strechgoal for this project involve upgrading MAKI to have two full robotic arms.

Backers for the Kickstarter will get everything from STL files to print MAKI and T-Shirts to hardeware kits and even a fully built version of MAKI.

Thanks to Arbotix Creator Michael Ferguson for telling us about about MAKI

Axon: A Microcontroller Built By Roboticists, For Roboticists

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

The Atmega chips really are fantastic for robotics, but sometimes the learning curve can be a bit steep. Society of Robots has taken this into consideration with their new Axon Microcontroller. Boasting the impressive Atmega 640, which has 55 total I/O pins and can control up to 29 servos, this open source microcontroller was built from the ground up with the Roboticist in mind. Visit our store for more information on the Axon Microcontroller.

Here’s a video showing just how easy it is to interface with the Axon: