Robotics is becoming more popular and closer to users. These can be created with little money and many materials thanks to Free Hardware and we can even make them update at our whim, adding or removing components according to the time or experience we want them to have.
We have recently met a robot called Quadbot and it uses quite a few free technologies. One of them is 3D printing but also uses Arduino boards which are what give the true power to this device.
Quadbot is a device that can walk and can even dance in addition to other functions that we can add thanks to its hardware which will be fully modifiable. Like other devices such as Zowi, this robot has a printable housing that is obtained through 3D printing and that can be modified to our liking if we have a 3D printer.
Quadbot is based on the Arduino project and 3D printing
Quadbot is a robot that we cannot buy in stores yet as it is looking for financing for it. So it is available on the platform Kickstarter crowdfunding.
This project has reached the necessary funding so it will be a matter of time before we see it in stores. The price of this Quadbot, if we take into account the information of the campaign, it will be approximately 130 euros. But if you can't wait or want to have it cheaper, you can always choose to stop by your official page and try to reproduce the same robot.
This will not be a difficult project as it uses Arduino boards and other parts such as servo motors or printable housings. Everything can be achieved easily and we can even make our Quadbot have more functions thanks to its compatibility with other Free Hardware boards, like Raspberry Pi. Quadbot can be an interesting gift for this Christmas but there are also other alternatives such as Zowi or the Lego robot What do you think?