Kickstarter Highlight – Lil’Bot, the little robot that could
Have you ever wanted a little robot companion?
Did you ever want a little robot that could..?
Have you ever just been interested in robotics but with no educational way into it, found it quite tricky?
Then look no further, it’s clearly time for another Kickstarter Highlight!
Lil’Bot, the little robot that could
First of all, let me stop to say this is just adorable. This is simple a balancing robot, which isn’t unheard of, but it’s been designed in a way that children can get into the logic and programming aspects of robotics… And believe you me, it’s an awesome skill for a kid to learn.
With Arduino and Raspberry Pi, Makey Makey and much more out there, it’s getting to be a competitive market for these fun learning aids. However, there is certainly room for a balancing robot to join the giants.
With a programming interface that is made up of visual blocks for coding in, children and non-programmers who are just looking to dabble will get a first hand experience of programming their own Lil’Bot.
Just take heed: This little baby takes either 7 or 8 (Undecided) AA batteries, so you’ll need to make sure you’ve got sufficient battery power!
How much is needed?
But, let’s be serious for a second then, what does the creator of the Lil’Bot want for his time?
He simply is asking for $15,000, of which $9,194 has already been pledged towards this project, with 29 days to go as of the time of writing this post.
$15,000 is quite a low ask for a Kickstarter campaign and because of the type of project this is, along with the credibility of the creator, this is looking to be a successful project regardless.
What’s the rewards?
That warm fuzzy feeling. But in seriousness, here are the rewards on offer.
These are some fun rewards for someone who’s interested. If you’re interested in just finding out more about the project as it is worked on, simply donate whatever you want and choose the $1 tier reward.
What do you think about a balancing robot as an educational aid for children? I think it’s awesome, as a child I always wanted little robots. Since then, I’ve played with many crazy robots that have done some funny things. Sometimes, though – It’s nice to take a step back, remember your childhood and enjoy that learning experience all over again.