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If any of the info on this website was useful for your projects or made your head spin with creative ideas, and you would like to share a token of your appreciation- a donation would be massively appreciated!

Your donation will go to my Robotics Fund, straight towards more sensors, actuators, books, and journeys. It takes a lot to continue building these robots, and I’m really thankful of everyone who helps encourage me along the way.


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“A wise robot once said to me through Serial.println- that robots teach us about ourselves.”

All posts tagged RoboBrrd

RoboBrrd Fundraiser on Tindie

We are having a RoboBrrd fundraiser / pre-order on Tindie right now. Check it out here!

With your help, we’ll (hopefully) be able to meet our goal of 30 RoboBrrds to do another production run. We have learnt many things during the first run from the Indiegogo campaign, now we’re up to trying it again. Each of the RoboBrrds ordered in the Tindie fundraiser will receive a special Brrdy-Tindie token. ;)

The fundraiser is only up for two weeks! If you can share the word about the fundraiser with your friends, teachers, animals, robots, aliens, and everyone else- it will be incredibly useful.

We will have more updates, secret RoboBrrd messages, and goodies coming soon. :D

Meet the Custom RoboBrrds!

Here are the custom RoboBrrds that we created for some of the backers of the Indiegogo campaign (who backed at that level or above) :)

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Here is a video of them all flapping their wings and working:

Let’s dive in to what each RoboBrrd is about!

This one was supposed to be a ‘horse theme’. We weren’t exactly sure what that was supposed to be like when combining it with a RoboBrrd, but we came up witha nice sunset-esque colour pallet:

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A penguin themed RoboBrrd! Definitely one of my favourites, check it out:

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This RoboBrrd’s theme was to be simply, blue and white. Almost like a blue jay! There are stripes on it so that it can speed through the air very quickly:

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And last but not least… a very special fancy RoboBrrd with the Brrds Nest front face! It was a blast to decorate this one:

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We sent them on their way flying to their masters earlier this week! Some may have already received them by now. Bye bye Brrds!

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It was a pleasure to make these four customized RoboBrrds. They took a lot of time and effort, but definitely worth while. THANK YOU for backing the RoboBrrd Indiegogo campaign! :D

We posted two new updates on the RoboBrrd Indiegogo campaign, be sure to check them out if you are interested!

(this was originally posted over on the RoboBrrd.com blog)

RoboBrrd 3D Printed Pieces – OPEN SOURCE HARDWARE!

Introducing the new RoboBrrd 3D printed pieces!

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These are all the 3D printing files for creating your own RoboBrrd! You can download the .stl files and get printing right away and also view the dimensional drawings. Check out the webpage!

The dream of having RoboBrrd as a widespread toy all around the world is what is really motivating us. OSHW combined with availability of 3D printers, it can be possible!

One day, there will be more RoboBrrds in the world than Furbys, and everyone will make it themselves.

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It seems odd that we go to a store to purchase a toy when we can create one ourselves. So let’s do it, and make a positive impact! Manufacture our own toys, customize them, learn about them, build them into robots, make them better.

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We put a lot of effort into the webpage by making the pics look fun & groovy. With the 3D Viewer Mode, it’s great to be able to spin, zoom, rotate 3D files. Many people dismiss RoboBrrd as goofy/stupid/useless, so it is also nice to show the thought that went in to RoboBrrd.

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On the technical side, creating the pieces to work with both the laser cut pieces and 3d pieces was interesting. The two variables were the extrusion width, and the kerf. Figuring out the extrusion width was straight forward- we measured the mdf with calipers, and they said 3.05mm. As for the kerf, it was exactly +0.2mm different than the laser cut ones. Funnily enough, the laser cut kerf adjustment was -0.1mm, which meant all that needed to be changed was the – sign to a + sign.

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There is a donation button on the webpage, which will help us to create even more robots. Each donation will come with a ‘RoboBrrd Name Card’ that you can fill out and give to your newly created RoboBrrd. If you do donate, thanks a bunch! :D

Well, what are you waiting for? LET’S GO PRINT A ROBOBRRD!