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MagzorBy Magzor
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MagzorBy Magzor
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$2,253
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35
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, May 25 2016 3:50 PM UTC +00:00

About

The MDP (Magzor Design Platform) allows you to quickly develop a robotic system with minimal electronics knowledge. Through an easy to use interface, you selects the components you want (like an LED, motor, or switch) and the system will automatically generate a build map containing all the components you wanted, plus any control hardware that may be necessary to use those components. It also generates instructions on how to build your system and source code for Arduino or Raspberry Pi that initializes all of your components (as objects) so you can start programming right away. We would like to bring the MDP out of beta and open it up to the community so anyone (even other companies) can add components to the library. Your pledges will help us update the MDP to allow components to be submitted via a simple web interface. 

The MDP will be a free service for the community!

Our vision is to create an ecosystem where you can use components from anywhere, even different platforms (like Seeedstudio or Makeblock) together seamlessly with minimal electronics knowledge. We do not see ourselves as a hardware company; instead we want to focus on making existing hardware compatible so you can use the best hardware for your project. You can check out our beta MDP for free at our website: http://magzor.com/

Or, you can check out a pre-made build:

Here is a typical build.

Here is a huge build.

About Magzor

Since 2009, Magzor has been doing research and development for the US military and DARPA. A few years ago, Magzor started developing modular robots which led to the development of the MDP. Our team crosses several disciplines including, software engineering, hardware engineering, and mechanical engineering. To learn more about Magzor and read about our team, visit magzor.com/about.

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Risks and challenges

One of the problems with creating a system that links multiple electronic devices together is that every device has different requirements. Devices can be picky about what voltage they like, they may communicate at different voltage levels and protocols, have overlapping bus addresses, and even different pinouts. Magzor believes that to overcome challenges like these, our hardware and software needs to be generic and flexible. Even so, some devices have unique requirements that require special software and/or hardware. Making these devices fit into our system in a way that is intuitive and efficient can be problematic but we feel confident that every challenge has an elegant solution.

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    A big thank you from the Magzor team and access to development updates.

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    GPIO MIC(Magzor Integrated Controller) version B - This board allows you to connect up to 10 analog or digital devices and make them I2C ready. If you use it in a Magzor system, you'll need to power it on after the I2C master (only applies to version A & B). You can also reflash this board to do whatever you want using an MSP430 Launchpad and Energia (think Arduino IDE for MSP430).

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    An Arduino shield with a dual motor driver and 4 servo ports. It also has a Magzor port so you can easily interface with the Magzor system.

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    Tech Bundle

    3 devices:
    1. An Arduino shield with a dual motor driver and 4 servo ports. It also has a Magzor port so you can easily interface with the Magzor system.
    2. GPIO MIC(Magzor Integrated Controller) version C - This board allows you to connect up to 10 analog or digital devices and make them I2C ready.
    3. Power MIC version E - This board stacks on top of any MIC (or a stack of MICs), providing a Magzor port for communication with an Arduino or Raspberry Pi. It also has on-board power regulation to provide adequate power to the MICs.

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    Explorer Robot

    A fully assembled 3 wheeled robot with the following:
    - Arduino Uno
    - Arduino shield with a dual motor driver and 4 servo ports. It also has a Magzor port so you can easily interface with the Magzor system.
    - GPIO MIC(Magzor Integrated Controller) version C - This board allows you to connect up to 10 analog or digital devices and make them I2C ready.
    - Power MIC version C - This board stacks on top of any MIC (or a stack of MICs), providing a Magzor port for communication with an Arduino or Raspberry Pi. It also has on-board power regulation to provide adequate power to the MICs.
    - 6DOF(degrees of freedom) accelerometer/gyroscope
    - ultrasonic range finder for measuring distance
    - switch breakout board to switch things (like driving mode)
    - button breakout board

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    The Scout

    A fully assembled bluetooth enabled, Aluminum framed, 3 wheeled robot with the following:
    - Arduino Mega
    - Arduino shield with a dual motor driver and 4 servo ports. It also has a Magzor port so you can easily interface with the Magzor system.
    - GPIO MIC(Magzor Integrated Controller) version C - This board allows you to connect up to 10 analog or digital devices and make them I2C ready.
    - Power MIC version C - This board stacks on top of any MIC (or a stack of MICs), providing a Magzor port for communication with an Arduino or Raspberry Pi. It also has on-board power regulation to provide adequate power to the MICs.
    - 6DOF(degrees of freedom) accelerometer/gyroscope
    - ultrasonic range finder for measuring distance
    - bluetooth transceiver for control via a computer or smartphone
    - comes in silver, red, blue, green, or white

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- (30 days)