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.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
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!
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!
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!
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.
Let's meet the parts
Different parts do different things but every green output-part can respond to every blue input-part.
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!
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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.
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!