€4,367
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20
backers
53days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, January 5 2019 5:38 AM UTC +00:00.

Teun van RoesselBy Teun van Roessel
First created
Teun van RoesselBy Teun van Roessel
First created
€4,367
pledged of €10,000pledged of €10,000 goal
20
backers
53days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, January 5 2019 5:38 AM UTC +00:00.

What is a prototype?

A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:

Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

About

Why BYOR? 

Kids grow up merged with technology. The BYOR kit is designed to help them understand how it all works by letting them design, build and program their own devices and robots! 

Easy to use, fast results 

The BYOR kit consists of a number of different input and output components. These components can be easily connected to each other via the Easyboard and will respond directly. For example, when a servo motor and a button are connected, the motor will respond to the position of the button. No programming necessary but very much possible!

Plug and play
Plug and play

Build with anything

The components of the kit can be easily attached to freely available materials such as cardboard. Because of this, children are completely free in building their robot or device. It also encourages them to see the value of trash- or scrap-materials. Ideal to combine with lasercutting or 3D-printing!

Attach with split pins
Attach with split pins

Program your own robot 

Programming is an increasingly important skill to master these days as thing become increasingly more technological. With BYOR, programming is not necessary but definitely possible. When the standard operation of the Easyboard no longer works for the design, or if new functionality is needed, children can program the Arduino-compatible chip under the Easyboard themselves. This can be done using the accessible Arduino software but also using the visual programming language Scratch or ArduBlockly.

Build more than robots!

Using BYOR, you can build whatever you want! Useful devices for in the home setting, such as a room protector or food dispenser for your pet. But also interactive art or toys. Your imagination is the limit!

Interactive rolling ball track
Interactive rolling ball track

Built to build!

The chosen components for BYOR in combination with a thick resin coating ensures the component will work even when handled rough during the creation process!

The different components

There are 4 different input-parts, 4 different output-parts and 1 robot-brain called the Easyboard. These parts are connected using stereo-jack plugs that you might know from your headphones: extreme ease of use! Connect the added powerbank to your Easyboard and start creating.

The different essential components
The different essential components

Let's meet the parts

Different parts do different things but every green output-part can respond to every blue input-part.

The input-parts
The input-parts
The output-parts
The output-parts

See the full manual here.

Inspiration

More examples an inspiration on our instagram page!

Take your creativity to the next level and easily add interaction to your creations with the electronics of BYOR! Being creative with electronics was never this easy!

We would love it if your shared our project with people you think would like it! 
Mention us on twitter, instagram and facebook with @BYORcraft or use the links below.

Risks and challenges

The risks for this project are relatively small as we have already developed the electronic parts to the point where they work well, steady and are durable. We've established the supply chain for the electronics and the electronics have been testen in the field (schools and homes) in the Netherlands. We are using the upcoming time to complete the product line up, setting up the right products and developing additional complimentary material such as the craft packs.
Combining this with the craft pack is were a design challenge comes into play but this is partly tested with the prototypes. Finding the right production partners for these cardboard designs will be a challenge but as there are several production companies that can handle this, it should be a matter of choice.

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    Thanks!

    Eternal gratitude! + Get the BYOR-story book in your email.

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    Get creative!

    Start crafting with our craft-ideas book! In the book are ideas to reuse old packaging and old cardboard to make your own creations! + stickers +BYOR storybook

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    BYOR Full kit + Craft-pack

    You'll get the BYOR full kit + Craft-pack!

    The full kit contains:

    -Easyboard 1x
    -Arduino compatible Chip 1x
    -Distance sensor (Input) 1x
    -Sound sensor (Input) 2x
    -Rotary Knob (Input) 2x
    -Light sensor (Input) 1x
    -LED Light (Output) 1x
    -Servo motor (output) 2x
    -Stepper Motor (output) 2x
    -Speaker Module (Output) 1x
    -USB Power Cable 1x
    -Power Bank (incl. charging cable) 1x
    -Set of Split pens (30 split Pins) 1x
    -Sensor Cables 8x
    -User manual

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    BYOR master kit

    Support your community or school with this kit, it contains 8 BYOR full-kits + Craft-packs!

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    Become a master-creator!

    Do workshops with BYOR! Get 10 BYOR full-kits + Craftpacks, access to the teaching materials which include workshop-guides and lesson plans for 5+ lessons, and follow our webinar about how to use BYOR for different types of workshops/education!

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    EARLY BIRD: BYOR Full kit + Craft-pack

    You'll get the BYOR full kit + Craft-pack (Early bird: first 15 pledges only)

    The full kit contains:

    -Easyboard 1x
    -Arduino compatible Chip 1x
    -Distance sensor (Input) 1x
    -Sound sensor (Input) 2x
    -Rotary Knob (Input) 2x
    -Light sensor (Input) 1x
    -LED Light (Output) 1x
    -Servo motor (output) 2x
    -Stepper Motor (output) 2x
    -Speaker Module (Output) 1x
    -USB Power Cable 1x
    -Power Bank (incl. charging cable) 1x
    -Set of Split pens (30 split Pins) 1x
    -Sensor Cables 8x
    -User manual

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