Gemini - A Self-Balancing Smart Robot Kit for Fun (Canceled)
Gemini - A Self-Balancing Smart Robot Kit for Fun (Canceled)
An incredible wheel-balancing robot with dual personalities/forms that can dance, fight with you, your friends, kids, and pets.
An incredible wheel-balancing robot with dual personalities/forms that can dance, fight with you, your friends, kids, and pets. Read more
About this project
Having fun is how we enrich our life. From refreshing mood to making the best of the day, having fun is so important that we've developed so many robot games, toy cars to fulfill this goal: robot car, remote control airplane, racing car.
But sometimes the single function bores you, sometimes you just need more to be involved.
That's why we developed Gemini, a smart robot that is different from what you've seen; and that's devoted to bringing fun to you.
Introducing Gemini - a new type of smart robot.
Gemini is functional in both vertical and horizontal forms:
Self-BalancingGemini reminds level when driving straight or standing still and leans at an angle when making turns. Using one MPU-6050 3-Axis Accelerometer & Gyro working with STM32 MCU, Gemini balances just like the Segway. You won't be able to ride it, but it will end up being more fun while only cost you just a hundred bucks.
Let's see how you can have fun with this two-wheel self-balancing robot:
Horizontal Position As A Fighter
Put Gemini down, it will turn to a three-wheel racing car or even a fighter instantly. The two durable rubber wheels and one stainless-steel ball make sure Gemini can run at most flat surfaces steadily, including wooden board, cement road, carpet, etc.
What's more, you can add a docking station on the prone-positioned Gemini. Thanks to the magnets, the docking station can be installed to Gemini easily without any wiring, plug, or nudges.
How many facial expression do we have? Let's count: happiness, surprise, anger, sadness, fear, disgust, and more. How many emoticons does Gemini have? As many as you can think of.
With a LED panel made up of up to 247 blue LEDs, you can create emoji, write message, or draw whatever patterns you like using Gemini app, and Gemini will timely show your works on its LED panel.
Adjustable Side Light
You can tune the side light to any color you love. The adjustable side light isn't just for decoration, but helping you find your own fighter during a fierce battle.
What if I tell you that you have several ways to control Gemini? We're not joking!
It is the most common way to control Gemini. All you need to do is direct Gemini with your fingers from Gemini app on your smart device, moving it forward, backward, going to the left, making a turn. Simple as that.
Draw a path on your tablet, Gemini will follow your lead.
If you are tired of using fingers, change the control method to "Gravity Control" on the Gemini app. Now, tilt your iPad left to turn Gemini to the left, tilt your iPad right to turn it to the right, and then let the gravity do the work!
Forward, backward, smile, laugh, turn around. Gemini listens, recognizes and responds to your voice thru the App.
Transform your voice to dozens of fun and unique voices with voice changer from the Gemini! Have a laugh with the Minion, deep-voiced man, lovely cat, and little girl!
Dance to the Music
Gemini is equipped with two speakers to play music and is programmed to dance to the music. Watch as your Gemini dances and puts a smile on your face!
We provide 2 different types of app for you to interact with Gemini.
(will be available before delivery )
Control your Gemini robot with our free app that fulfills all functions it carries. With Gemini app, you make the rules, you know the data, and you control the actions.
- Support both iOS & Android
- WiFi Connection with Gemini
- Easy-to-understand interface
- Realize all functions mentioned above with a simple touch
- Real-time calculating of the data/scores/ranking
mBlockly for Gemini - Educational Purpose
mBlockly is a graphical programming tool developed based on Google Blockly, which uses same programming style as Scratch. This kind of programming language is widely used in teaching area. Using mBlockly will motivate your kids to learn programming, inspire them to create, help them to know more about STEM, and develop essential programming skills.
We don't name this robot as Gemini for no reason. Gemini, as indicated in its name, is brought to you with 2 personalities: vertical position as a cute dancing/music/racing robot, prone position as a fighter.
Mount the light turret, Gemini is going to rock the whole game.
Why Gemini gives you terrific battling experience?
- Intuitive laser tag game means you can see, aim, adjust your firing direction easily
- Stable performance brought by the LED light, which is unlike most fighting robots or cars that use IR light with unstable performance because of outside reflection
- Two stereo speakers provide realistic sound effect that dramatically improves the fighting atmosphere
- 2.4G module together with Wi-Fi module for fluent and timely communication between you and your opponent
- Support managing important data like scores, ranking, health points, etc. on smart device
- Different weapons supported
Gemini comes with both 2.4G module and Wi-Fi module. During a battle, Gemini collects data of the other Gemini via the 2.4G module with high speed data transmission. The data then will be transferred at a very fast speed to your smart device via the Wi-Fi module. And vice versa. This brings a real-time combat game between you and your opponent.
In the News
geeky gadgets - providing a wealth of programming opportunities as well as lots of fun activities to engage in including an awesome battlebot mode.
Tech Times - parents might love Gemini more than their kids, already.
- Wi-Fi wireless connection between Gemini and phone/tablet brings faster and bigger data transmission, ensuring smooth communication.
- Editable facial expression
- Multiple functions that always revive you: racing, fighting, music playing, dancing, voice changer, and more.
- Three control methods for different needs: motion-path control, gravity control, and path following.
- Programmable mBlockly for your kids to learn programming while having fun with innovative laser tag game among you and your friends that is safe and intuitive.
- Android & IOS App - When you get Gemini on your hands, it will support most of popular Android and IOS devices.
Our project is awesome and so are our rewards. You can get cool stuff! $99 for kickstarters to get a standard Gemini whose retail price will be $149 after this campaign.
Gemini is brought to you by an awesome bunch of people from Makeblock. Three years ago, we launched our first Kickstarter project. With your on-going support, we've been learning, growing, and developing in robotics area, helping many people realize their dreams of building.
Having realized that many of our users would like a ready-to-use robot with multiple functions, we started our Gemini project. It's the first time for us to develop a consumer robot other than what we usually do.
Over the last eleven months, development has taken over our lives, but when what's taking over your life is a robot awesome as Gemini, you will love it.
Why we need your help?
Gemini has a long way to go, but this is where we start. Now we have finalized all the hardware design, finished all major functions, and completed the tooling mold. Yet we are still working on every single details, trying our best to reduce the cost. With your support, we will be able to get more help, raise our production capabilities, perfect the user experience. It is our goal to deliver the Gemini to you by March 2016.
Risks and challenges
There are always some challenges in completing such a project. But we do not see any significant risks or challenges. We have a strong development team, and we are fully confident that we will be able to complete manufacture plan and deliver it to the public.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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