Swedish startup created an educational robot built with drinking straws.
Quirkbot is a cute-looking little character, that you can program and construct into different shapes and forms. You can create your own personal micro controller toy easily by using strawbees, motors, LEDs and sensors.
Building Quirkbots is a fun and easy way to get into the world of physical programming, electronics and mechanics for kids, grown-ups and educators – And the Stockholm-based company will concentrate based on their Kickstarter updates even more on the educational perspective.
Quirkbots are super easy to program with some help from the company’s website, which will help you make your creatures and creations come alive. All the user needs to do is to drag and drop few nodes, connect them and upload those. That’s how you can decide if your robot will bust a dance move every now and then – and how it interacts with its surroundings.
— QuirkBot (@quirkbot) January 7, 2016
The company raised $72,190 on Kickstarter in 2015, and they have delivered the products for all their supporters. If you’re interested on learning more about the product, Quirkbot has an online community open for development ideas and feedback.