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Cool Kickstarter: BumblebeeBot

The people from OpenElectrons have started another Kickstarter Campaign. This time it’s an Arduino based robotics platform called the BumbleeBeeBot.

The BumbleBeeBot has already been used in many (afterschool) robotics programs in various schools, so it’s been through a lot of field testing.  Now they’re ready to make it available to anyone who wants to back this project with larger volume options available for schools and after-school programs.

You can program the BumbleBeeBot in Scratch, Minibloq and the Arduino programming environment, allowing you to progress from beginner to intermediate, to expert.  Things that I think are super cool about this robot is that you can charge the onboard batteries (off-the-shelf AA-szied NiMH) with a simple power adapter and that it has Bluetooth, so you can program it remotely.  It also has encoders on its motors, so you can navigate your robot more accurately.  It’s easy to add additional sensors if you’re so inclined.

You can find this robot’s Kickstarter Campaign right here: [LINK].

About Xander

Xander Soldaat is a Software Engineer and former Infrastructure Architect. He loves building and programming robots. He recently had the opportunity to turn his robotics hobby into his profession and has started working for Robomatter, the makers of ROBOTC and Robot Virtual Words.