Multiplo Open Source Robots Arrive
When I heard that Multiplo planned to release an open source robots kit I was very excited by the possibilities. I was excited because for once, anyone with an interest in robotics would have access to the tools they need to get involved. Most existing robotics kits use proprietary parts and the user can’t add new parts they designed. With open access to all the design files, builders can custom-make their own components or modify an existing design to fit their needs.
Another reason I was excited was because the Multiplo robots use Minibloq Graphical programming Environment for Arduino. Minibloq allows the user to use the Duinobot, Arduino compatible Brain without knowing how to write code. (more…)