Remember back in 2008, when we helped send RobotGrrl to Stanford's EPGY AI program by buying Styrobots? If you've followed her progress since then, you probably know that she went on to become the host of the eccentrically entertaining Robot Party, a weekly podcast/Google Hangout about robots. She's also been busy developing an educational robot called RoboBrrd.
"We have shown RoboBrrd at various Maker Faires, and kids are instantly attracted to its soft and friendly appearance. They observe how it works, ask questions about how it functions, and they can envision themselves building one. The hands-on learning experience of building RoboBrrd is important to establish problem solving skills that can help in future robotic projects and STEM related studies. RoboBrrd is a great project to bridge the real-world lessons to the theoretical side."
This is where you come in - RoboBrrd is ready to go into production as a kit and you can help RoboGrrl and STEM education by contributing to the RoboBrrd Indiegogo campaign. The money will go towards manufacturing RoboBrrd kits. The design is completely Open Source hardware and software You can check out the RoboBrrd Instructable if you'd like to build your own using popsicle sticks and an Arduino! Read on to see some video of RoboBrrds in action!