Almost a month ago we knew about the project PLEN2, an interesting project that sought financing through crowdfunding. This project was intended to offer a robot fully printable through a 3D printer and made up of free Hardware which would allow us to learn robotics without problem or have one or two robots with human form. Well, it seems that I am not the only one who likes the PLEN2 project since with eleven days to finish Campaign, PLEN2 has already achieved the obtained figure.
PLEN2 is developed by the company Plen.jp, a Japanese company that believes in robots not as a threatening future but as something useful that can help us learn from the environment and from them. This is how they developed PLEN2, a mini robot created with free hardware and with a printed frame that will not only help the elderly but also entertain the little ones.
PLEN2 is based on Arduino and has several servo motors that help create joints and movements for the robot. Along with these servomotors and Arduino, it also uses Intel Edison, Intel's controller that will be installed in the robot's head to further boost the robot's performance and processes.
In addition, once PLEN2 is released or distributed, the team will make the robot drawings and files available to anyone so that everyone can build their own PLEN2 or simply repair their broken model.
The truth is that PLEN2 is very interesting, something that many people are seeing and that can help create new open source robots, since their files and models can be modified and used for their own designs. At least I see it that way and surely, as happened with the financing, I will not be wrong and after leaving the files there will be many models that come out of this project Do not you think?