Robots are the future, this much we can all agree on, even if it fills us with ‘I’ll be back’ unease. So it makes perfect sense for students to learn robotics immediately, and what better way to do this than with an actual robot? We hear you cry. One new product which is pretty cool is called the MIND KIT, and it’s a development kit for robotics that’s easy to use and understand. The product is modular, therefore users can pull it apart and put it back together again with relative ease.
Once everything is assembled, just get out your computer and begin the programming process. And yes, you will need to have some knowledge of programming to get the most out of the MIND KIT system.
Here’s a description of the device, according to the creator:
“Cerebrum, Servo Controller and Robot Battery are the core modules of MIND KIT, and then you can easily stack different modules on top of each other. All the modules easily click together with the closing of the robot ‘arms’. We’ve also added MIND KIT Ports into the different modules. Robotics-optimized single-board computer where you control the robots’ sensing, thinking, decision-making, and language processing. Powerful ARM Cortex-A53 Quad-Core 1.2GHz for strong computing power and 2GB DDR3 RAM. Includes comprehensive interfaces and ports, including 54 programmable pins and USB-C accessories, for easy customization and creativity. Less wiring and configuration, more seamless plug & play creation.”
As expected, it comes with its own operating system known as ”MIND OS 2.0,” and yes, it is indeed based on Linux. From what we’ve come to understand, the operating system was built from the ground-up with coding and robot programming in mind. Almost but not quite like LOGO?
For those who are interested, the MIN KIT is on Kickstarter right now, so go on ahead and give your support.