The BallBot1P is a teaching robot for young children to play and build a strong STEM foundation for H.S. an college.
A children's educational toy where the byproduct is education from play? It Beeps, Blinks, Wiggles and drives around. The BallBot1P robot doesn't think ... the BallBot1P just teaches as the child plays its games.
I want to make a bunch of these BallBot1P robots to sell to young children, teachers and parents ... maybe even a few Roboteer Hobbyists.
Children need a head-start for school ... the BallBot1P helps the child to build a strong STEM foundation for their educational future.
Remember Flash Cards? The BallBot1P is similar, but a much more advanced with its interactive language and a much more fun way of learning!
The BallBot1P robot helps children learn and practice numbers, counting, arithmetic and musical note relationships ... and is used to play a bunch of fun games and music.
The BallBot1P robot is designed to be a teaching tool for teachers and parents ... and an overall fun toy for children to play with as it uses its own 15-word language similar to R2D2 from the "Star Wars" movies.
The BallBot1P robot can be used by children as young as 2-years old but is hackable so that it can even be used in college level electronics and computer programming labs ... and can even be used in mechanical engineering lab classes.
The evolution of the BallBot1P;
I was volunteering at the local Boys & Girls Club running a Robot class and club for the kids ... using the most interesting of the demo systems I built for the kids I crammed them all into the CanBot1 ... they love it, they all want a CanBot1 robot to take home, but I can't give them the CanBot1 as it is because it's all loose wiring and components ... so I designed the BallBot1P to be the KidSafe product.
Here are some photos from the Boys & Girls Club robot class ... see how engaged the children are ages K-6;
I want to get a bunch of these in time for Christmas gifts!
YES! The design is to allow for hacking and all the info you need will be in the published manual when these are available to the public.
pledged of $60,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on April 30, 2012.
Mar 1, 2012 - Apr 30, 2012 (60 days)
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Today's children are important to our future, and having the edge in education is key to finding themselves on the career path they desire. The BallBot1P is an affordable robot that gives children an edge for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. I want to make these robots affordable to children of all economic levels ... to help them gain access advanced education. Thank you for helping out ... every $1 counts! Your name will be on the online donors list here.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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You will receive all the rewards of the lower Pledges. You will be at the top of the pre-order list with your pledge as a down payment towards purchasing the BallBot1P before any new orders when they are available.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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This level will get a BallBot1 Body and two wheels to begin building your own BallBot1 Robot using your chosen µController ... e.g., BS2, OEMBS2, Arduino Tiny ...Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Donors here will get the BallBot1 robot Plastic Body and Wheel Parts ... AND ... an official RoboToons T-Shirt (ROBOTS R 2 B ... NOT 2 NOT B) ... this level parts and shirts go out before lower levels.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Everybody here will get a BallBot1P robot.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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The first 100 people who donate will get a "signature" BallBot1P robot that depicts them as a KickStarter donor. This level and above will also get the "Hackers Guide" to the BallBot1P robot.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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All of those that meet or exceed this remarkable pledge will be honored with signature BallBot1P robot and a second BallBot1P robot will be donated to a hospitalized child. Those that pledge $1,000 or more will get to vote on the second body design to be released and will also receive one of the 2nd style robots when they become available. Find the link in the UpDates (tab at top) to the other potential robot designs.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012