by tinkrmind

A portable hardware kit for experimenting with pneumatics

View all updates Jun 06, 2019

50% Funded, Intros, CAD, Etc.

Thanks to all your support, the campaign has reached 50% of it’s goal!

Intros & tutorials

If you have not seen it already, has a good introduction to pneumatic circuits and a tutorial on making your own vacuum jamming gripper.

Updated CAD models

The GitHub repository now has files for a base for Programmable-Air which can be laser cut. M3 or #4 screws work perfectly. I also added 3D-printable files for connectors between silicone tubing and pouch robots.

FLXO by Arnav Wagh is a set of soft robotic actuators that can be plugged directly into VEX Robotics system. He recently started a project which will have a lot more information coming soon. Till then you can read more about FLXO on his blog.

Arnav used Programable-Air to quickly prototype and test his 3D printed actuators. A number of different actuators produce different types of motion.

Teardown 2019

I will be presenting Programmable-Air at Teardown 2019 in Portland. I will also host a workshop where we’ll be making inflatable soft robots. If you are around, stop by and say hi!

$57,685 raised

of $16,000 goal

360% Funded! Order Below

Product Choices


Programmable-Air Starter Kit

Your very own Programmable-Air board with extra silicone tubing and pneumatic connectors. Just add an Arduino Nano, power supply, and USB cord to get started.


Deluxe Kit

Make your soft robot! Comes with a Programmable-Air board with an Arduino-compatible Nano, power supply, micro USB cord, extra silicone tubing and pneumatic connectors, materials to make handheld vacuum pickup and to make jamming grippers. All packed in a beautiful foam case.



Physicist, turned maker, artist, and engineer. Amitabh enjoys solving inter-disciplinary problems in electronics, mechanics and human-computer interaction. Currently pursuing master's at ITP, NYU where he seeks to learn everything it takes to turn a napkin sketch into a product.

Amitabh Shrivastava

Worthington Assembly

Manufacturing partner

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