Ergo Jr is a low cost arm designed for education, easy to build and modify.
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Starting from 50 EUR. Full set costs 319 EUR
It is a robotic arm, consisting of 6 motors allowing life-like movements and 3D printed elements. The use of rivets make the assembly, modification and reassembly easy. Ergo Jr comes with three tools for different interactions with its environment: a lampshade, a gripper and a pen holder.
The robot is controlled with a Raspberry Pi board, and a camera helps it interact with the world.
Everything in the robot is let transparent and accessible to promote an educative approach and an interactive technology.
The Poppy project is a community-centered robotic project. It targets the needs of a multidisciplinary community where researchers, teachers, artists, and robotic enthusiasts can share their work and ideas.
Info for teachers:
Not specified exactly. Rather for older students, at age 14+
Dedicated platform for educational use of Poppy (in French) https://www.poppy-education.org/
Manual of the Poppy Project covers everything from the short overview of what is possible within the project to the details on how you can build a Poppy robot or reproduce one of the pedagogical activity https://docs.poppy-project.org/en/
It comes with a set of pedagogical activities, developed with high-school teachers, ranging from the discovery of the robot and how to control it to more complex and integrated project. These activities are accessible for free on the project’s forums.
An ideal medium to learn science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).