To continue where we left off on Kickstarter Robot Week, we're going to be covering a small, open source robot named Apeiros. Apeiros is developed by Abraham Howell (founder of Abotics), and it's aiming towards making STEM education fun and open for all. Don't miss our previous Kickstarter Robot Week robot; check it out here!
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The Apeiros robot is made to make STEM education fun for everyone. It's a great tool for teaching science, technology, engineering, and math. Using a 3D printer, CAD software, and a magnitude of sensors, Howell has made Apeiros extremely responsive to its environment. Apeiros has also been equipped with optional grippers to manipulate small objects. See video below.
Some functionality of Apeiros includes line following, obstacle avoidance, and fetching you beverages. Programming is a jiffy as Aperios uses a Nucleo board that can be programmed through a web-based developer tool. Aperios also has an additional Arduino-compatible shield. To expand on the user's experience, Apeiros is completely open source. Its software and hardware designs will be made public and users can add modifications if they choose. Although Apeiros comes in different bundles and forms, $85 will get you a basic unassembled kit. Visit the Kickstarter page for more info and abotics.com.