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Robo Wunderkind Modular Robot Kit: Snaptron

by Lambert Varias
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Robo Wunderkind aims to do for robots what littleBits and other newbie-friendly electronic kits are doing for gadgets. Made by Robo Technologies Inc., the robot kit is made of modules that snap together with the help of a simple adapter.

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Like the aforementioned electronics kits, Robo Wunderkind greatly simplifies the act of building a robot. Each module has holes on its six sides where the adapter’s studs can fit.

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The orange rectangular box in the images is Robo Wunderkind’s core module. It has an ARM Cortex A8 SoC, 256GB RAM, 4GB storage, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, microphone, speaker and a 1500mAh battery. The other modules add an extra battery, a motor, a servo, an LED display, an E-ink display, a laser pointer, a camera, an accelerometer, a proximity sensor, an infrared sensor, a light sensor and a temperature sensor. You can also get wheels, dummy cubes and LEGO-compatible adapters.

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For programming the robots, Robo Wunderkind chose to go with a mobile app with a drag-and-drop interface. The created program is sent over Bluetooth.

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Robo Wunderkind appears to be pretty much finalized and in fact has been tested by a couple of elementary schools, as you’ll see in the video below. Robo Technologies is now gearing up for mass production, hence its Kickstarter fundraiser.

Pledge at least $149 (USD) on Kickstarter to receive a Robo Wunderkind kit as a reward.



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