Santiago de Compostela, La Coruña, España
Finished 28 / 07 / 2016
Funded!
Received
€ 9.275
Minimum
€ 6.810
Optimum
€ 10.750
79 Backers
Contributing € 5
Web Thanks
Your name will appear in the public list of acknowledgments at EIRO website.
> 12 Backers
Contributing € 10
Video Thanks
Your name will appear in the credits of EIRO video presentation + Web Thanks
> 08 Backers
Contributing € 20
EIRO Pinback Button
Exclusive design of EIRO pinback button + Video Thanks + Web Thanks
> 11 Backers
Contributing € 30
Development guide and 3D files
PDF file of assembly guide and files for 3D printing of EIRO pieces + EIRO pinback button + Video Thanks + Web Thanks
> 02 Backers
Contributing € 40
3D Model
3D printed scale model of EIRO robot + Development Guide and 3D files + EIRO pinback button + Video Thanks + Web Thanks
> 06 Backers
Contributing € 60
3D parts
All 3D parts needed for EIRO assembly + 3D Model + Development Guide and 3D files + EIRO pinback button + Video Thanks + Web Thanks
> 03 Backers
Contributing € 100
Electronics
All electronic components used in EIRO + Development Guide and 3D files + EIRO pinback button + Video Thanks + Web Thanks
> 04 Backers
Contributing € 150
EIRO Pieces
All electronic components and all 3D parts needed for EIRO assembly + 3D Model + Development Guide and 3D files + EIRO pinback button + Video Thanks + Web Thanks
> 01 Backers
Contributing € 175
EIRO Kit
One EIRO kit (includes all electronics, all 3D printed parts, packaging and printed guide) + 3D Model + Development Guide and 3D files + EIRO pinback button + Video Thanks + Web Thanks
> 21 Backers
Contributing € 300
Two EIRO Kits
Two EIRO kits (includes all electronics, all 3D printed parts, packaging and printed guide) + Two 3D Model + Development Guide and 3D files + Two EIRO pinback button + Video Thanks + Web Thanks
> 04 Backers
Contributing € 650
Five EIRO Kits
Designed for teachers, trainers, schools or civic centers: Five EIRO kits (includes all electronics, all 3D printed parts, packaging and printed guide) + Five 3D Model + Development Guide and 3D files + Five EIRO pinback button + Video Thanks + Web Thanks
> 02 Backers
Contributing € 2.000
EIRO Kit Sponsor
Do you want your logo appears printed on EIRO giftboxes? If you want to be our Sponsor and also get five EIRO kits, this is your choice. Your logo will be printed on all giftboxes that we manufacture up to 300 units maximun.
> 00 Backers

About this project

Educational robotics kit for an open source programmable humanoid robot assembly
Task Minimum Optimum
PROGRAMMING
Inside robot program development
€ 250
CONTROL APP DEVELOPMENT
Android application development for monitoring and robot control.
€ 450
3D MODELING
Redesign of robot parts for 3D printing.
€ 350
PACKAGING DESIGN
Product box design
€ 100
ASSEMBLY GUIDE DESIGN
Robot assembly guide artwork
€ 300
PRODUCTION AND QUALITY
3D printing, parts processing, testing and quality control.
€ 100
VIDEO
Presentations and animations recording.
€ 250
VIDEOTUTORIALS
Videotutorials recording.
€ 150
EDUCATIONAL GUIDE DESIGN
Educational guide artwork.
€ 300
ADVANCED APP DEVELOPMENT
Android app developening including educational games with robot interaction.
€ 1.000
Material Minimum Optimum
ELECTRONICS
Required electronic components and modules.
€ 3.000
STRUCTURE
3D printing material needed for robot structure parts.
€ 500
PRINTING
Product boxes and instruction guide printing.
€ 600
ADDITIONAL ELECTRONICS
Additional components and modules for more advanced robot features.
€ 1.400
EDUCATIONAL GUIDE PRINTING
Printing robot educational guide.
€ 500
Infrastructure Minimum Optimum
3D PRINTER
Printer for printing the pieces of robot structure.
€ 500
GOTEO MINIMUM COST
On minimum: 4% for platform maintenance and 2% for payment gateway.
€ 410
GOTEO OPTIMAL COST
On the optimun: 4% for platform maintenance and 2% for payment gateway.
€ 240
HIGHER QUALITY 3D PRINTER
3D printer for printing structure robot parts with a higher quality finishing.
€ 350
Total € 6.810 € 10.750
Necessary
Supplemental

General information

Do you want to build your own humanoid robot?

And do you want to learn how robots work, how they are programmed and enjoy at the same time?

Do you also want the design to be original, flexible and open source?

There's no room for doubt! What you need is EIRO.

EIRO is a robotics kit that lets you build your own humanoid robot based on open source Arduino platform and whose pieces are made by 3D printing.

EIRO robot has mobility in its legs, arms and head, being able to play, walk, dance, overcome obstacles, play sounds and be controlled with a smartphone connecting via Bluetooth.

First of all EIRO is an educational kit, so it focuses its efforts not only in training about assembly and operation of this robot, if not to teach, among other things, the history of robotics, what is a robot, necessary concepts to understand how they work, types of robots, introduction to programming, didactic exercises to undertake basic educational skills of the nursery and primary courses,... all thanks to incorporating a complete illustrated guide and an amazing app for Smartphone.

Also do not forget that EIRO can save the limitations imposed by manufacturers of conventional robots, as its essence Open Source enables modify it freely. Giving the user the possibility to modify its structural design, hardware architecture, internal code and the smartphone control app.

Description of the project. Main features, strengths and differentials.

★ APPEARANCE

EIRO design is based on the traditional Galician dance costume, that’s why robot parts make use of black, red and white colors, incorporating a piece of red belt like a sash and the aesthetics of its head that recalls the cap used in this dance.

★ FEATURES

EIRO robot dimensions when mounted are 140x150x93 mm and its weight is of about 880 gr.

The material of its structure components is plastic PLA manufactured by 3D printing.

It has as central unit an Arduino compatible board, an ultrasonic sensor, a buzzer, seven servos, a RGB LED, micro-USB slot and Bluetooth connection.

And it also has an EIRO Control App compatible with Android platform.

★ ASSEMBLY KIT

EIRO is presented as an educational kit assembly since the construction of a robot is a stimulus for both children and adults, encouraging interest in science and motivating a healthy activity. The use of this technological resource, allows through play, develop skills such as autonomy, initiative, responsibility and teamwork. Also developing self-esteem and interest in research, while knowledge of electronics, mechanics, mathematics, physics and programming are acquired.

In short this kit supports and strengthens specific areas of knowledge and development of user skills through the design, creation, assembly and playing the humanoid robot EIRO.

The kit includes the following parts:

  • Arduino compatible board
  • Expansion Board
  • Ultrasonic Sensor
  • Buzzer
  • Seven servos
  • RGB LED
  • Bluetooth Module
  • PC cable connection
  • Robot structure parts
  • Assembly Guide
  • Educational Guide

★ OPEN SOURCE

Open Source philosophy is present in the structural design, hardware and software of EIRO robot.

Likewise, the Android smartphone app, for robot remote control, is also open source.

The firmware is open source and all documentation related to this device is published under Creative Commons licenses.

Why this is important

EIRO is an educational kit recommended for both children and adults, both for those who want to start in the exciting world of robotics, and those who prefer to learn about development and programming of robots.

In NeuKos Robotics we defend the right of users to modify the products and tools, and adapt them freely to promote technological independence and encourage creative freedom.

EIRO project aims to extend the community of free developers using Open Source tools, connecting EIRO users with other communities that also share and create open source projects.

True to our commitment of the free dissemination of knowledge, we have conducted several workshops about development and robot programming in different parts of the country where have participated many creative people with DIY spirit.

Goals of the crowdfunding campaign

The aim of this campaign is to crowdfunding to meet the associated costs to the process of design, production and documentation of a educational robotics kit for the assembly of EIRO, a humanoid open source robot which will have the ability to walk, dance, overcome obstacles, make sounds and be controlled with a smartphone connected via bluetooth.

It is a DIY kit with assembly guide and documentation about its software and hardware, structural design of the robot and a training guide to get the most out of EIRO in the education sector.

In addition, the robot is designed in such a way that will allow advanced users to add features and capabilities, depending on their needs.

It also aims to develop a reference web space where people could find all content and useful information related to this project: schematics, manuals, video tutorials, practical examples, links, consultation forums, faqs, etc.

We also want to build a community around this project to connect with other communities of users who share this understanding and create free hardware, encouraging the use of open source code tools in all areas.

Team and experience

NeuKos Robotics is a business initiative born in December 2013 in Santiago de Compostela with the aim of bringing the world of robotics to everyone.

EIRO project team is composed by people with experience working on different jobs in the field of robotics, electronics, programming and design. They are following:

• María Mercedes Monroy Cardoso - Computer Engineer
• Maria Cristina Alonso Abad - Product Designer
• Victor Manuel Vigo Prieto - Videographer
• Marcos Alonso Martinez - Electronic Engineer

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