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Educational Robots

by Kmcglothen

I am looking for an inexpensive 3d printed bot that I can create to use as camp kits for a variety of ages or skill levels. I teach students k-12 and some adults the principles associated with robotics technology. What has worked for you? I am looking at a completed build of less than $25 (including electronics/power). I currently use android system associated with the FTC program and the NXT's, but I want something (arduino based) I can send home with campers this summer and it isn't too pricey to add to the cost of the camp.

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Cyber Octopus!

by chaosmonger

Some of you might know it already, but I designed and 3D printed myself this Cyber Ocotpus:
https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-mKbCTjVXk6M/WGw0fl-jaaI/AAAAAAAAAWc/ucwymJbsdBgrrUYFNsZHE4fJfx_X21xvQCLcB/s1600/Octopus_toilette.jpg
(sorry for the very long url)
And from this trailer you can see it in action: https://youtu.be/DFolO07bDdw
P.S. it not mechanical, we moved it in stop motion...
Well, let me know what do you think!

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What are the best robots on thingiverse?

by phenoptix

It's easy to find the most printed robots on thingiverse but what are the best and why? Do you judge by form or function?

http://www.thingiverse.com/search/prolific/things?q=robots

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Educational Robots

by Kmcglothen

I am looking for an inexpensive 3d printed bot that I can create to use as camp kits for a variety of ages or skill levels. I teach students k-12 and some adults the principles associated with robotics technology. What has worked for you? I am looking at a completed build of less than $25 (including electronics/power). I currently use android system associated with the FTC program and the NXT's, but I want something (arduino based) I can send home with campers this summer and it isn't too pricey to add to the cost of the camp.

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Is there any control software for custom robot arms?

by 3asy

I have built a custom Scara robot that runs on Marlin with scara configurations.
Now i struggle with finding a software that can control it in real time with spatial coordinates.
I have tried Pronterface, but i can't get it to move in cartesian coordinates.
It only rotates each axis individually which isn't helpful for pick and place tasks.
Thanks in advance.

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