by tinkrmind

A portable hardware kit for experimenting with pneumatics

View all updates Jul 05, 2019

Fully Funded!

Woohoo, we did it! Programmable-Air is fully funded.

I’m getting to work right away trying to reduce the manufacturing cost of Programmable-Air. I want to ship the boards with original Arduino Nano boards instead of compatible clones. The current plan is to assemble the surface mount components on one side through the manufacturing partner Worthington Assembly, and do the through hole parts in-house (literally in my apartment)! This should reduce the manufacturing cost just enough for the original boards.

If I manage to find a way to reduce costs further, I hope to add additional soft actuators to the kit so you can make more interesting projects. I’m thinking the Origami Gripper would be a great addition. Let me know if you have any other projects in mind you’d want to have, and if enough people want it, I’ll try to add it to the kit.

Thank you all for your support :D And if you’re still waiting on buying a kit, now’s the time to act! More orders means cheaper assembly and more swag!

$56,889 raised

of $16,000 goal

355% 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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