Die erste Witbox des spanischen Herstellers bq hinterließ einen zwiespältigen Eindruck. Die zweite Witbox hingegen …mehr lesen »
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We’ve all wanted to be able to dance like the late Michael Jackson. His patented moves will continue to be looked at as almost god-like for generations to come. Unfortunately for almost every one of us, we will never be able to come close to the moves that Michael was capable of in his prime.
(…weiter auf 3dprint.com)
This robot can dance like Michael Jackson, and we can’t stop watching
You may not have heard of BQ, but the Spanish company is the second largest smartphone manufacturer in Spain. BQ produces a large selection of mid-range smartphones, tablets, and ebook readers. But who cares about any of that.
BQ’s CEO, Alberto Mendez, is so passionate about inspiring the next generation of engineers that he has created a robot kit for kids. These kits are under $100 and they come with all sorts of electronic components so that you can build robots to your own design. Programming will be handled using a drag and drop interface on your desktop, and you can even design and 3D print extra elements to fit onto your robot.
The whole project is based on open source hardware and software. Mendez explained that he wants to inspire the next generation to get into design, programming, and mechanical engineering. Allowing kids to get hands-on time building a robot is a great way to do it, compared to the abstraction of traditional classroom education in math and the sciences.
It’s an admirable aim and the results so far are super cute. Check out our video of the robot dancing like Michael Jackson. Mendez says it will be ready for sale within two to three months and the kits will cost around 80 and 90 euros ($90 to $100). We’re going to try one out just as soon as review units are ready.
Have you ever longed to get back to those family evenings you experienced as a child when everyone would gather around as dad showed you how to assemble the necessary robotics to create a fully operational, 3D printed beetle? Well, your kids will one day with this offering through BQ.
(…weiter auf 3dprint.com)
In 2011, 3D printing genius Tony Buser released the Spinscan, an open source 3D scanner based on a laser and a digital camera. MakerBot later used ideas from the Spinscan to create the closed source Digitizer 3D scanner.
(…weiter auf makezine.com)
BQ stellt auf der CES 2015 einen Zyklopen vor. Der Ciclop ist ein neuer 3D-Scanner, der diverse Objekte auf einer Drehscheibe erfasst. Zudem möchte das spanische Unternehmen ein Robotik-Ökosystem anbieten und auch Kindern den Umgang mit Technik erleichtern.
(…weiter auf netzwelt.de)