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On Kickstarter: Ringo – The palm size robot with real personality!

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Ringo is a super cute pet robot bug based on the Arduino UNO and packed with goodies including an accelerometer, gyroscope, 6 awesome RGB LEDs (NeoPixel lights), music chirper, and more. Everything you need to bring to life a real personality in a digital pet of your own.

The robot was inspired and co-designed by my 1st grade daughter Hailey and my 3rd grade son Parker, who are both already writing C code. (Check the longer «back story» below!) Ringo grew out of a project intended to build just one robot for my kids but we realized something much greater could be done in producing Ringo for the masses. We hope it will catch the curiosity of young engineers and also have a particular appeal to girls who may not otherwise become interested in coding and technology.

Cute Pet, Mad Smarts

  • Ships with 10 pre-loaded awesomely entertaining behaviors
  • Build your own behaviors from our easy code examples
  • Use standard Arduino functions and the Arduino IDE to program
  • Arduino UNO processor
  • Ninja style agility
  • Edge & Line Following Sensors
  • 3 Axis Accelerometer
  • 3 Axis Gyroscope
  • 6 RGB LEDs (NeoPixel lights)
  • Sound
  • 3 Ambient / IR Light Sensors
  • 3 IR LED Transmitters
  • TV Remote Receiver
  • Bot to Bot wireless communication for swarming
  • On-board automatic battery charging
  • Who is Ringo?

Source: Kickstarter

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