Open Robot Kit Updates

Off the shelf robots are often inaccessible for many learners. The Open Robot Kit seeks to enable learners and educators to easily create a ‘one-size-fits-one’ robot that works with the Weavly coding environment.

A prototype of an open robot with a purple chassis and two blue motors.

After initial design and prototype work by Tetra TMU students, the Floe team continued to iterate on the Tetra TMU Art Bot, focusing on a dual motor design. During these iterations, two microcontroller platforms, multiple DC motors and multiple chassis were tested.

Using the available motors, the robot can move in the general direction requested, however the movement isn’t exact and currently causes too much confusion for students. See the Open Robot Kit project page for more details, next steps and to get involved.