Make A Robot Kit - for hands on AI learning

$199.00
SKU#:
114992076
7 In stock
Make A Robot Kit is your hands on AI learning experience. Learn coding, robotics & AI through fun projects. This kit suits ages 12+ and is supported with graphical coding & coursework. Also friendly for maker projects - extendable structurally and software is open source. 

***NOTE: Make A Robot Kit  was recently successfully funded on Kickstarter, and orders at this stage will be treated as 'pre-orders' until Kickstarter rewards are fulfilled. Estimated dispatch timeframe - August 2020

MARK, your hands on AI learning experience 

Read further for more details about the product as well as the Additional Resources tab just below the scrollable images, and if you still can’t find the information you need, contact us via our social media which can be found at the bottom of the page.


Key Features

Make A Self Driving Car

Implement your self-driving,  advanced map & story based projects or use in robotics competitions

MARK is designed in the form of a car, so we'll preload code which allows you to implement basic self-driving car functionality once everything is assembled and connected. Scroll down for a project video of the self driving function. 

Interactive & Engaging through AI Recognition 

Mark comes pre-loaded with functionality to recognise colors, shapes and the objects within these categories. But of course you should train your own custom models! We provide a colab notebook to guide you through this process. Scroll down to check out a video of MARK interacting with Pet animals. 

On Device Model Training


Simple custom classifier models can be trained on MARK through data collection via the onboard camera, automatic data processing & model traning by the CyberEye (brains of the MARK), and model deployment directly on MARK which can be saved for reuse on SD card. 

Interactive with the external world

Aside from the obvious camera sensor, there is an ultrasonic sensor included for collision avoidance, a button which you can program to change modes, and an electromagnet which gives MARK a "pick up" function. Simply attach metallic stickers (included in pack) on the back of an image card. 

Hands On from Construction to Coding

For a Hands on construction experience, MARK will come disassembled in parts with the tools you need to make your robot.

Interface board - Markduino

Included are stepper motor & spare servo ports which you could utilise to extend MARK as a robot with a grabber or conveyor functionality. The Markduino also includes spare Digital, Analog and I2C ports, into which you can easily plug & play some compatible Grove series sensors into. Read more about grove here. Those familiar with Arduinos will notice that the markduino pinout fits, so projects can be implemented with this controller too.

We've developed a with mini-grabber and rubber slingshot attachment to extend the fun you can have with your MARK. This will be available in the Robotics Extension Pack but you are also welcome to make your own designs to extend MARK's applications.

Supported with Coursework and Graphical Coding Software 

make2Learn is our project and lesson sharing platform where you can access course content directly related to MARK and our other support projects.  There are courses for Machine Learning and Autonomous Driving.The above is an extract from Autonomous Driving. Find Lessons on make2learn.tinkergen.com 

Accessible Yet Intelligent

We want AI learning to be accessible to those from a variety of backgrounds so you'll be able to code MARK graphically by dragging and dropping code blocks. 

Codecraft is a graphical programming software based on Scratch 3.0, developed by us which is available on desktop & in-browser. Codecraft will support MARK AI functions in drag and drop code, as well as enabling you to see what the MicroPython code would look like. Simply connect and then click upload to start using your MARK with it's edited program. If you're confident with your coding skills you can also go ahead and edit text-based Python code in Codecraft. You can even use your own custom models through Codecraft. 

Supports Micropython

MaixPyIDE from SIPEED - More advanced users can choose to directly write code for MARK using MaixPyIDE. The cyberEYE mainboard's K210 chip has Microython firmware which features openMV support.. 

Customizable, Extendable & Open Source

Extend with our extension packs (available soon), or DIY. 3D print your own cover to customize MARK into whatever color you like. Add structural modifications onto the Chassis which includes multiple attachment points.

*note grabber, slingshot attachment shown in images above are not included in Make A Robot Kit. 

**multiple color choices are not available for purchase, but STL files for 3D FDM printing with pla colors will be provided


  • This kit is suitable for: 

Maker teachers / high school students / homeschooling educators / STEM camps / AI experimenters / AI & robotics learners


  • MARK Project Videos 

MARK as a Patrol Robot: Location identification with April Tags

Deep Learning SUMO Robot: See Project on Hackster

Review Videos:


  • What's in the Box

What's in the Box


Technical Specifications:

Technical Specifications

Power Supply :6 x AA batteries
Data connection: USB C
Display: 2.4"  color LCD
Storage: micro SD slot
Connectivity via onboard ESP32: Wifi 2.4G, Bluetooth 4.2
CPU: RISC-V Dual Core 64 bit with FPU
KPU: CNN Hardware accelerator 0.25 TOPS @ 0.3W, 400MHz; overclock to 800MHz, 0.5 TOPS
Static RAM 8MB Total: 6MB SRAM, 2MB AI SRAM
Image Recognition: QVGA@60fps VGA@30fps or overclocked 60fps

 

Other Details:

Other Details

Package Dimensions: 316 (L) * 315(W) * 100 (H) (mm)
Weight 1.75 (kg)
Age for Use: 12+


Contact Us:

Homepage: www.tinkergen.com

Email (general enquiries): contact@chaihuo.org

Email (Technical Support): techsupport@chaihuo.org

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Programming Platform

Codecraft

Codecraft: https://tinkergen.com/codecraft

Introduction:

CodeCraft is our graphical programming tool which brings hardware to life. Codecraft is regularly updated with demos and example projects to help you get your first project running ASAP! 

Recommended Ages: All ages

Features:

easy-to-use and user-friendly; supports programming on a wide range of hardware and has various tutorials and projects for users; supports translation between block-based code and a text based code


Related Course Material

Make2Learn

Make 2 Learn: https://make2learn.tinkergen.com

TinkerGen has created an online learning platform called Make2Learn which contains our own course materials for a wide range of STEAM educators and programming hobbyists. You can view online or download the included videos, lesson plans and source code once you activate a course

 


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