Hack-E-Bot: affordable + open source robot for all

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Oct

07

DIY and bulk kits now available

To make things easier for makers, Maker Spaces, and robotics groups, we now have a listing for some less expensive DIY kits and a new bulk package.

These kits include all of the parts that are needed to build the Hack-E-Bot. However, you will have to do a bit more soldering and such to get a kit up and running.

It takes a lot of work to make the basic Hack-E-Bot kit an easy-to-assemble robot for smaller kids. For those that are willing to put in a little extra work to save some cash, we will ship you all the parts that you need. Some basic tools like a soldering iron, hot glue gun, wire strippers, a small phillips head screwdriver, and small pliers or a wire crimper are needed to make all of the DIY kits.

Some kits come with everything you need, and some leave out parts like the chassis or the microcontroller, the robot’s brain, so that you can customize the Hack-E-Bot any way that you want. These kits are good for people who would like to learn about soldering and how to assemble wire harnesses. This is also a good way to get older students to help younger students build a robot from scratch.

The chassis can be made at any maker space by using a laser cutter or 3D printer. All of the files are available for free on Thingverse.com. Because the Hack-E-Bot uses generic servos and a good power supply, you can use it with a Raspberry Pi, Intel Edison, Spark Core, Electric Imp, Arduino, or any other microcontroller that can support pulse width modulation, PWM.

A full tutorial on how to assemble the DIY kits is already in the works and will be available when your parts arrive.

Additionally, check out the newly added videos of Hack-E-Bot on the campaign page!

Thanks for your continued support!

-Richard

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Product Choices

$42

Hack-E-Bot - Early Bird

Early bird Kit. You get a full Hack-E-Bot kit ready to go. Select between your choice of the following colors: Sky Blue, Green, Violet, Yellow, or Orange. Limited to the first 15 backers.


$47

Hack-E-Bot

You get a full Hack-E-Bot kit ready to go. Select between your choice of the following colors: Sky Blue, Green, Violet, Yellow, or Orange.


$67

Specialty Hack-E-Bot

Receive a Specialty Bot. You’ll get a Hack-E-Bot kit made from a wider range of colors and with the special message of your choice laser engraved on the chassis. You will also be helping to support getting Hack-E-Bots into the hands of children from low income households. Select between your choice of the following colors: Sky Blue, Green, Violet, Yellow, Orange, Dark Blue, Red, White, Transparent Red, Transparent Yellow, Transparent Green, Transparent Blue, Transparent Orange.


$87

Get One, Give One Hack-E-Bot

Get a Hack-E-Bot for you and we give a Hack-E-Bot to a kid for free. The Hack-E-Bot that you donate will go to one of the many children that will take part in the first S.T.E.M. path program designed around this robotics platform and delivered by RaaSIO. As part of that program, each child will keep a log of all that they are learning from the Hack-E-Bot. This log will be publicly posted on the Hack-E-Bot website for all to see. Select between your choice of the following colors: Sky Blue, Green, Violet, Yellow, or Orange.


$157

S.T.E.A.M. Hack-E-Bot

RaaSIO is all about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. So at this level, you will receive a very special S.T.E.A.M. addition of the Hack-E-Bot. The kit is laser cut from wood, sanded, stained and varnished for a vintage Steampunk look. It will still function just like the original Hack-E-Bot, but looks even better on display. Select between your choice of natural wood, or a cherry wood stain. Limited to the first 5 backers.


$21

Hardware-only DIY Kit

This includes every piece that is needed to create a Hack-E-Bot except for the chassis and the microcontroller. As a DIY offering, this kit will require some soldering, wire crimping, more screws, and some gluing. Files are available for free so that you can cut or 3D print your own chassis to match what comes in the fully assembled offering. Since the Adafruit Trinket Pro microcontroller is not included, you can use any controller you want to make your robot go. We can even make a few suggestions for some good controllers and have a full instruction video available on the Hack-E-Bot website before your kit is shipped by mid-December. Also available in 10-packs for even more of a discount!


$27

Hardware + Controller DIY Kit

This includes every piece that is needed to create a Hack-E-Bot except for the chassis. As a DIY offering, this kit will require some soldering, wire crimping, more screws, and some gluing. Files are available for free so that you can cut or 3D print your own chassis to match what comes in the fully assembled offering. Ships in December. Also available in 10-packs for even more of a discount!


$39

Hardware + Controller + Chassis DIY Kit

This includes every piece that is needed to create a Hack-E-Bot. As a DIY offering, this kit will require some soldering, wire crimping, more screws, and some gluing. When all is done you will have everything that is included in the regular version but for a lower price. A full instruction video will be available on the Hack-E-Bot website before your kit is shipped by mid December. Also available in 10-packs for even more of a discount!


$180

10-pack Hardware-only DIY Kit


$240

10-pack Hardware + Controller DIY Kit


$330

10-pack Hardware + Controller + Chassis DIY Kit

Credits

Hack-E-Bot

Robotics for regular people.


richard albritton

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