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Powered by Raspberry Pi and based on Smart Digital Servo Motors
Powered by Raspberry Pi and based on Smart Digital Servo Motors
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    1. SB Components Ltd 4-time creator 1 day ago

      Hi Andrew,
      Thank you for showing your interest in PiMecha and for the suggestions.
      We are continuously upgrading this machine to next level and shall come up with new features like these in our upcoming campaigns. Suggestions like yours help us grow and make our products more user friendly.

      Regards.

    2. Andrew Poh 3 days ago

      Hello SB Components,

      I am pleased to know that PiMecha is now ready for production.

      Whilst it is certainly very positive news, it would be even better if the PiMecha humanoid robot has a cuter and more appealing face that will appeal to a wider audience - both adults and children.

      Perhaps you can draw some inspiration from the Softbank Robotics Pepper or the UBTech humanoid robots.

      https://www.softbankrobotics.com/emea/en/robots/pepper

      https://ubtrobot.com/

      What do you think?

      Kind regards,

      Andrew

    3. SB Components Ltd 4-time creator on

      Hi there,
      Glad to know about your interest in PiMecha.
      The campaigns on both platforms are same and even the kits are same.
      Although it is not mentioned here, but the kit does contain the battery.

      Regards

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      松田 亨 on

      Nice to meet you, Toru. I applied for funding the other day. Please tell me if the battery is included. Another funding indigo is written with a battery attached. I applied for it first, but have no battery attached. I think that the motion picture has a battery because it is moving with only the robot.

    5. SB Components Ltd 4-time creator on

      Hi @Mike,
      Yes, you can check the details on the campaign where we have put its videos doing different moves.

      Regards

    6. SB Components Ltd 4-time creator on

      Hi @Maurice,
      Firstly, thank you for your support to our product.
      Secondly, we would like to clarify that PiMecha has gone through a lot of research before getting developed. The complete package of PiMecha including all its applications, components and features altogether have been put to the best price as compared to other robotics based products of the similar category.
      As for the failures you faced in doing business with other UK based firms, we are sorry for your loss whatsoever. Although, all our products on Kickstarter have been successfully funded. And we are also moving towards making more of the robotics based products.
      Lastly, we assure you that our products possess the best of quality and PiMecha being one of them and we hope that this too will be funded successfully.
      In case of any queries or assistance, you can get in touch with us at support@sb-components.co.uk .

      Regards

    7. Mike Overstreet
      Superbacker
      on

      Do you have video of the robot walking?

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      Maurice Uijlenbroek on

      I do understand why the price is as it is. But for me, the price is too high. I've been burned many times on kickstarter with projects not reaching the end of deliver a very poor product. Yes, I know it's an investment from my side and it's no commitment by the company/person I support. But that's another reason why I am careful to invest so much money. Especially on UK-based companies, as they have failed me a couple of times before. Sorry.

      Besides that, I do like the robot!

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      Marc Armer on

      @Manic: The Marty is really not comparable to this Robot. A more comparable robot would be this one:

      https://www.robotshop.com/en/rq-huno-robotic-humanoid-kit-assembled.html

      And that is at a similar price point. Also if you try to buy just the components for this robot on Amazon you will also end up with a similar price.
      And in both cases you still do not have the already prepared software solution, that is offered by this kickstarter campaign.

      I agree that it's quite a lot of money, but compared with similar robots on the market it's an interesting and fair offer, that can do more than the others.

    10. SB Components Ltd 4-time creator on

      Hi Manic,

      It's very easy to suggest unless you explore.
      Have you tried PiMecha and/or Marty...I hope you may be see the difference. PiMecha is having fully customised digital servo motors and having mettalic body which includes Raspberry Pi and PiMecha Shield. It's having 17 DOF.

      For other features you may compare and explore both of them. They are independently different with each other.

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      Manic on

      Unlikely, the price point is too high.

      For the price of 1 of these you could buy 2 x Martys:

      https://robotical.io/shop/

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      Mark Whitehead
      Superbacker
      on

      Hi SB & Ankur,
      See you have an editorial mention in this month's MagPi think page 8 issue #70. Hope that boosts the campaign.
      All the best Mark