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Build your own customized balancing robot and gain first hand experience in Programming, Robotics, and 3D Design.
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3D Printed Educational Robotic Platform Roby

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We are delighted to introduce you to Roby.  Roby is a 3D printed robot kit that teaches you programming, robotics and 3D design.  Roby can balance and drive on two wheels and has two arms to stand up if it falls.  Roby can also speed on four wheels like a racing car or add tracks for off-road fun. 

Roby is not just an entertaining robot, it’s a robotic learning platform. When you build Roby you will have an opportunity to learn in a fun and engaging way:

  • How to build robots.
  • Programing Scratch or language of your choice.
  • The Arduino platform.
  • The Raspberry Pi computer.
  • Basic skills in Linux-based operating system.
  • WiFi and Bluetooth communication.
  • How to use sensors, stepper motors, and other electronics.
  • How to leverage 3D printing to make your own design.

No matter what age, you will have fun building Roby yourself or with your entire family using our step by step guide.

Build with your Family
Build with your Family

You can make Roby smarter with a full on-board Raspberry Pi computer. You can program his personality to your liking and learn programming. 

Programing in Scratch!
Programing in Scratch!

You can add computer vision, sensors, and learn basic electronics principles. You can teach Roby to understand your voice commands and tell you what time it is.

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Do you have a 3D printer? We want you to put it to work! Instead of aluminum alloy we built Roby with cutting edge 3-D printing technology and environmentally friendly biodegradable plastic. We designed Roby’s body to be simple on purpose, so you too can add your artistic imagination. You can quickly change Roby's looks with your own custom 3-D printed parts and even share your designs on SociallyShaped.com - your portal to 3D printed world of robotics. You can come to our website and learn the fundamental skills in 3D printing, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, electronic sensors, stepper motors, programming, and everything else you needed to learn to build and enhance your Roby.

SociallyShaped.com Website
SociallyShaped.com Website

We developed three Roby kits, Roby Junior Kit, Roby Standard Kit and Roby Genius Kit.

Check out our Roby Genius 3D Design on Sketchfab: https://skfb.ly/EGFR

The Roby Junior is for the most junior builders, who are just about to try themselves in this new and wonderful robotic world. Roby Junior is an autonomous, remote-controlled robot run by Arduino. With the Junior Roby kit you will receive Arduino board, two DC motors, a shield to drive DC motors, an ultrasonic sensor to help Roby avoid obstacles, and a remote control for your entertainment. We will also include a set of 3-d printed parts of the color of your choice and all hardware required to build Roby. All you need is to put it together using our step-by-step guide and a set of batteries. We will make upgrade kits available for your Roby Junior to move it to Roby Standard or even graduate to Roby Genius later on.

Roby Junior
Roby Junior

The Roby Standard is a lot more fun and it is for you if you feel a bit more adventurous and ambitious. Roby Standard is a self-balancing robot that can 'walk' on two wheels and has two arms to stand up if it falls. He  can also speed on four wheels like a racing car or add tracks for off-road fun. With the Roby Standard kit you will receive an Arduino board, a shield board that we designed specifically for Roby, ultra-sonic distance sensor to help Roby avoid obstacles, gyroscope to help Roby self-balance, high grade NEMA17 stepper motors for ultimate precision, the same motors that used by most 3-D printers and CNC machines, servo motors for Roby’s arms, and other electronics. 

Roby Standard
Roby Standard

We will also include a set of 3D printed parts of the color of your choice, all hardware required to build Roby, and a step-by-step guide. We will make upgrade kits available for your Roby Standard to graduate it to Roby Genius later on.

What you will receive!
What you will receive!

The Roby Genius is our most intelligent and advanced robot to date. It carries a powerful on-board computer that can do crazy things like voice recognition and voice commands, it is truly open for your imagination. With the Roby Genius kit you will receive everything that comes with Roby Standard kit, plus the latest Raspberry Pi, WiFi/Bluetooth module to open a world for Roby with Internet, a color graphical screen, a video camera, a microphone and a speaker, so you can see what Roby sees and communicate with him!

Roby Genius
Roby Genius
The complete smart Roby kit!
The complete smart Roby kit!

Roby is not just another robot on the Kickstarter. We did a research and learned other robotic products and we designed Roby to be a shining star:

How Roby Jr, Standard, and Genius compare to other robotic kits.
How Roby Jr, Standard, and Genius compare to other robotic kits.

Remember, Roby is not just a robot. It's a learning platform. When you build Roby, you will have fun, learn valuable skills, and gain first-hand experience in programming, robotics, and 3D design. These skills will allow you to make highly advanced products based on your own design and engage feedback of other makers around the world. Completing our projects will truly give you skills to invent the future.

Risks and challenges

We designed Roby based on amazing, cutting edge ideas generated by the open source community. However, it may take some expert knowledge in electronics, programming, robotics and 3D design to bring those ideas to life. To tackle that, our team employs years of combined experience in electronics, software, business, and child psychology and development.

We designed Roby, and developed several iterations for ourselves, our kids, and our friends' enjoyment. We have put in place a 3D printing infrastructure. Now we just need your backing to help us get Roby to the world. Please support us, and help kickstart your imagination through programming, robotics, and 3D printing.

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    Roby Junior robotic kit for Early Birds!
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    Includes all parts to assemble the junior version of Roby, such as: 3D printed parts, Arduino platform, an ultrasonic-sensor to help Roby avoid obstacles, remote control, DC motors, and software.

    All you need is to put Roby together and add your battery to have a fully functional, autonomous, remote-controlled robot.

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    Roby Junior robotic kit.

    Includes all parts to assemble the junior version of the Roby, such as: 3D printed parts, Arduino platform, an ultra-sonic sensor to help Roby avoid obstacles, remote control, DC motors, and software.

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    Roby Standard robotic kit for Early Birds.
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    Includes all parts to assemble a standard version of the balancing robot, such as: 3D printed parts, Arduino platform, Roby Shield, gyroscope to help Roby self-balance, ultrasonic distance sensor to help Roby avoid obstacles, high grade NEMA17 stepper motors for ultimate precision, stepper motor drivers, a kit for a wireless remote control, and software.

    All you need is to put Roby together and add your battery to have a fully functional two wheel balancing robot.

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    Roby Standard robotic kit.

    Includes all parts to assemble a standard version of the balancing robot, such as: 3D printed parts, Arduino platform, Roby Shield, gyroscope to help Roby self-balance, ultrasonic distance sensor to help Roby avoid obstacles, high grade NEMA17 stepper motors for ultimate precision, stepper motor drivers, a kit for a wireless remote control, and software.

    All you need is to put Roby together and add your battery to have a fully functional two wheel balancing robot.

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    Roby Genius robotic kit for Early Birds.
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    Includes a Roby Standard kit, plus an educational Raspberry Pi computer with a graphical color screen, camera, microphone, speaker, WiFi/Bluetooth module, and software.

    All you need is to put the Roby together and add your batteries to have a fully functional two wheel balancing robot controlled by a smart Raspberry Pi computer.

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    Roby Genius robotic kit

    Includes the Roby Standard kit, plus an educational Raspberry Pi computer with a color screen, camera, microphone, speaker, WiFi/Bluetooth module, and software.

    All you need is to put the Roby together and add your batteries to have a fully functional two wheel balancing robot controlled by a smart Raspberry Pi computer.

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    Roby Family Packs for early Birds!
    Our new family package as requested by our fans! You get both Roby Genius and Roby Jr for great fun with your entire family! 
     
    Includes one set of all parts to assemble Roby Jr.  All you need is to put Roby Jr together and add your battery to have a fully functional, autonomous, remote-controlled robot.  
    Also includes one complete Roby Genius kit.  All you need is to put the Roby Genius together and add your battery to have a fully functional two wheel balancing robot with a smart Raspberry Pi computer.
     
    We thank you for your amazing support and confidence in our product!

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    Roby Family Classroom Packs
     
    Classroom Pack:
    You get 10 Family Packs (both Roby Genius and Roby Jr) for those who are dedicated on getting Robys out in the wild. You choose the school to receive kits, and we will help the school to jump start their robotics club! We will include all 3D printed files, schematics, and BOM lists so, the school can be self sufficient. 
     
    Includes 10 sets of all parts to assemble the junior version of Roby, such as: 3D printed parts, Arduino platform, an ultrasonic-sensor to help Roby avoid obstacles, remote control, DC motors, and software.  All you need is to put Roby together and add your battery to have a fully functional, autonomous, remote-controlled robot.  
     
    Also Includes 10 Roby Standard kits, Plus 10 educational Raspberry Pi computers with a graphical color screen, camera, microphone, speaker, WiFi/Bluetooth module, and software.  All you need is to put the Roby together and add your batteries to have a fully functional two wheel balancing robot controlled by a smart Raspberry Pi computer.

    We thank you for your amazing support and confidence in our product!

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