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TiddlyBot is a simple little funbot with some amazing features. It draws, follow lines, and helps with the learning of technology.
TiddlyBot is a simple little funbot with some amazing features. It draws, follow lines, and helps with the learning of technology.
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Tiddly Bot introduces anyone to the exciting world of robotics in a fun and simple way.  Tiddles is great for the learning of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, (STEM) as well as basic robotics and programming.  

About

Based on the Raspberry Pi the Tiddly Kit  adds robot powers like movement, a multi-colored light, and line-drawing and following. This can be used to help learn and teach programming as well as for playing games. Great for schools and at home.

The Tiddly web interface for remote control
The Tiddly web interface for remote control

Our developed software allows things to work out the box.  Connect to any smartphone, tablet or PC then remote control Tiddles or program with our customised Blockly Interface.

Tiddles is a Squiggly Bot!

TiddlyBot is a squiggly bot and can draw both freestyle and programmatically.  Several with different colors can make modern art!

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 New Workshop Experience Offered! 

We've been running fun and engaging workshops since last September and now we’d like to offer this experience on Kickstarter. In this two hour workshop experience, we'll get you building, programming, and playing in no time.  (See http://www.pibot.org/workshops.php for more details).

Why Help?

As well as delivering your rewards your backing with fund our energetic team to develop great learning software, content and workshop experiences, to reach hundreds of young people.  We're serious about empowering the next generation with vital tech skills, as well as confidence and your backing will make this possible. 

Meet the Team 

We're a multi-disciplined group of digital creatives. We're passionate about using play to help learning, and are excited about learning and playing more to deliver the TiddlyBot to a wider audience.

Featured in..

We've featured recently in innov8tiv and freetinkers and intorobotics and  rasptut and recantha and geeky-gadgets  and more!

 UPDATE:

We made the first stretch goal! Here's a taste of the 'Beginners guide to robotics'  we want to develop. 

What's in the Kit?

Stretch Goals

Risks and challenges

Tiddles is a simple robot. This is a good thing! There's bound to be challenges to overcome though our dedicated team will do all we can to get this project to you on time and to plan. We've built hundreds of prototypes over the last year and we've already built test batches and shipped them, so we know what we're letting ourselves in for. Electronics needs some final tweaking though this is already underway and we have time to get things just right.

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    Eternal gratitude and heartfelt thanks

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    Robot Making Workshop Experience. Build and Program our Raspberry Pi powered robots in two hours of interactive fun. Suitable for adults as well as children (9+). Available in all cities in Northern California as well as several major cities in the UK. (Check via a message first if unsure if we can deliver one near you).

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    Just the brains of Tiddles. The power efficient TiddlyBot interface board. Power other Raspberry Pi projects with this little gem. EU and US shipping is INCLUDED! (For rest of world add $15).

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    Early Bird TiddlyBot Kit - Turn your Raspberry Pi into TiddlyBot : inc. chassis and wheels, continuous rotation servos, 3 drawing pens, ready-to-go software SD card, the plug in interface board, plus starter guide. EU and US shipping is INCLUDED! (For rest of world add $15).

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    The TiddlyBot Kit :
    Turn your Raspberry Pi into a TiddlyBot. includes chassis and wheels, continuous rotation servos, 3 drawing pens, ready-to-go software SD card, the plug in interface board, plus starter guide. EU and US shipping is INCLUDED! (For rest of world add $15)

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    Early Bird Ultra- Same as regular with support for HD camera with robotic tilt mechanism. Use our supplied software to stream what TiddlyBot sees to any tablet, smartphone and remote control its movement. EU and US shipping is INCLUDED! (For rest of world add $15).

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    Early Bird Ultra- Same as regular with support for HD camera with robotic tilt mechanism. Use our supplied software to stream what TiddlyBot sees to any tablet, smartphone and remote control its movement. EU and US shipping is INCLUDED! (For rest of world add $15).

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    The TiddlyBot Ultra Kit - Same as regular kit with support for HD camera with robotic tilt mechanism. Use our supplied software to stream what TiddlyBot sees to any tablet/smartphone and remote control its movement. EU and US shipping is INCLUDED! (For rest of world add $15).

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    Tiddly-To-Go : complete with a Raspberry Pi (model A) and quality Edimax wifi module. Just add batteries and you're good to go! EU and US shipping is INCLUDED! (For rest of world add $15).

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    Tiddly Ultra-To-Go : Same as regular with added Raspberry Pi HD camera module, tilt, mechanism and chassis add on. EU and US shipping is INCLUDED! (For rest of world add $15).

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    Tiddly Ultra-To-Go PLUS: Same as Tiddly Ultra To-go but with an upgraded Raspberry Pi from the Model A to the Model B+. The B+ has double the IO, 3 more USB ports, double the memory and and also better power management that should make it even longer from batteries. EU and US shipping is INCLUDED! (For rest of world add $15).

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    Limited Edition Early Bird PiBot Pioneer Kit. The evolution of TidlyBot. Includes new designed chassis, new-pan-and tilt mechanism, DC-motors-wheels, battery holder, onboard mini-amp and speaker,pre-made SD card, all connectors and v2.0 interface board featuring Deep sleep/wake functionality. N.B. does Not include Raspberry Pi board, Cam Module, and wifi dongle - See ‘To-Go’ version for this. EU and US shipping is INCLUDED! (For rest of world add $25)

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    Limited Edition Early Bird PiBot Pioneer To Go. Same as Early Bird PiBot Pioneer Edition Kit above though also includes Raspberry Pi, HD camera module, and wifi module. EU and US shipping is INCLUDED! (For rest of world add $25)

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    Set of two Tiddles. They draw in harmony:EU and US shipping is INCLUDED! (For rest of world add $20)

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    Group Workshop Experience. Let the PiBot team come to you! For libraries, maker-spaces, tech-camps schools etc. We’ll entertain and empower your group with robot-making fun. We’ll teach everyone to build, program, and then play games with our Raspberry Pi robots. Suitable for Adults and Children (9+) Available in all cities in Northern California as well as several major cities in the UK. (Contact us for customised workshop and further details).

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    Pi-oneer Teacher Evaluation Bundle: 1x TiddlyBot to-go, 1 x PiBot to-go, extra required hardware. Plus access to lesson plans/content. Shipping Included.

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    10 x 'rainbow' tiddly basic kits in a forest friendly wooden box including a set of lesson plans. EU and US shipping is INCLUDED! (For rest of world add $30).

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    Special teacher set. TIddly-to-go + 10 x 'rainbow' tiddly basic kits in a forest friendly wooden box including a set of lesson plans.
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    A day of Build-A-Robot workshops with a set of TiddlyBots, PiBots and a couple of our energetic workshop leaders! Please contact before hand to discuss locations etc:)

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    Two day training and lesson content with Harry Gee. Find out the best way to teach with the TiddlyBot!

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