A new modular robotics kit was recently launched via Kickstarter and it is called the MIND KIT. It’s an easy-to-use development kit for robotics. The modular robot is designed as an easy click-together system, so you can get down to programming quickly.
It’s maker, Vincross describes its capabilities as such: “Cerebrum, Servo Controller and Robot Battery are the core modules of MIND KIT, and then you can easily stack different modules on top of each other. All the modules easily click together with the closing of the robot ‘arms’. We’ve also added MIND KIT Ports into the different module. Robotics-optimized single-board computer where you control the robots’ sensing, thinking, decision-making and language processing. Powerful ARM Cortex-A53 Quad-Core 1.2GHz for strong computing power and 2GB DDR3 RAM. Includes comprehensive interfaces and ports, including 54 programmable pins and USB-C accessories, for easy customization and creativity. Less wiring and configuration, more seamless plug & play creation.”
The kit comes with its own robotic optimized operating system called”MIND OS 2.0,” which is based on the Linux kernel. MIND OS is made especially for coding and programming robots. You use the modules in different ways to create a diverse array of robots that can do a wide variety of things.
This kit looks like a lot of fun for anyone who loves robots or programming. Pledges start at just $99 for the Cerebrum module, but you’ll need to spend $299 or more for a complete robot. You can expect shipping in September 2019 if the campaign is successful and hits it’s $100,000 goal.