The 2018 Hackaday Prize is well underway, and we’re currently in the Power Harvesting Challenge. This challenge asks you to build a module that can source some or all of the needed energy for your project from an alternative source. Think solar,thermal, wind, ambient light, inductive coupling with power lines, etc. These builds can help reduce or even remove the need for batteries or wall power.
The challenge goes until July 16th, so head to the workbench and get started on your entry!
Tindie Seller Projects in The Robotics Module Challenge
The Robotics Module Challenge just wrapped up and last week we featured two of the twenty finalists who are also Tindie Sellers. Today let’s look at several other Tindie Sellers who got in the game with their own robotics module designs!
Tindie seller Citrus CNC Store is working on a low-cost automatic pick and place feeder and entered it into the robotics challenge. The pick and place machine is a valuable resource for building electronics.
The end goal here is to create a fully featured pick and place machine at a mid-range hobby 3D printer price point, with support for at least 20 automatic tape feeders and loop control of every motion related component. Check out this project on Hackaday.io.
Another Tindie seller who owns the proto-Phi Store is working on a modular design for a soft robotic gripper.
The design is for soft robotics fabrication and emphasizes the molds and subsequent actuators. The current method combines the softness of a silicone actuator and a 3D plastic exoskeleton.
Check out the project page for more details!
Supporting Our Tindie Sellers
These aren’t the only Tindie sellers participating in this year’s Hackaday Prize. Take a look at these other robotics projects from our talented makers:
- Morpheus 6DOF Robotic Arm – Adamjvr
- Nomadstep Modular Motor Controllers – Ulcek
- Compact Spectrometer – TleraCorp
- Airsoft Turret – ActualDragon
- Ares Modular PCB Robot – KitsForKids
- Xlidar Open Source LiDAR – JRodrigo
- Tote Robot Leg – Deshipu
Stay tuned for more updates on the finalists, and future modules in this year’s Hackaday Prize!