There is a new project on Kickstarter that has caught our attention. Targeting the curious young minds (and adults too), Akki has been introduced to help simplify advanced robotics so that everyone can do it. Although a little basic, the product does promise less coding and assembling, giving those with little to no experience the opportunity to bring their ideas to life and feel a sense of accomplishment.
Based on an innovative idea, the Akki project combines both Hardware features and Software framework. Akki’s capabilities and functionalities can be accessed and controlled via App on mobile device, tablets and computers. With the Akki app, you can control his movements, screen display, speaker sounds and multi-coloured LED, and these can be used creatively for fun applications.
“With Akki’s app, you can control his movements, screen display, speaker sounds and multi-coloured LED, and these can be used creatively for fun applications.”
Founder of BotEvolution Senthil Subramanian states on his campaign page, “Generic Robotics kits have very rigid programming concepts. For example, to move from Room A to B, you need to program the distances, turning points for each segment exactly, but what happens if starting point changes… it doesn’t work. With Akki, you will setup visual clues and configure Akki to search for these patterns and go towards it, so he never gets lost”.
Interested? The Earlybird price will set you back $149.00 (USD). For that you will receive the Akki Robotics Kit – BLUE, that contains a complete kit with Raspberry pi Controller, 3.2′ TFT Touchscreen, camera, speakers, LEDs, battery, wheels, a quick start guide, image tags and removable arms. Estimated delivery is November 2018. Pledge now.