Over the past few decades, robots have gone from a pillar in science fiction to something you can build yourself with the right tools. Much in the same way that people have pets, robots too have become a way for makers to build their own companions.
The Chappi Robot Kit is a 3D-printed robot with four legs controlled by an Arduino Nano. It’s also undeniably adorable. The inclusion of a distance sensor, an IR remote controller, and a piezo speaker also gives you the opportunity to interact with the finished robot.
Not only does the Arduino IDE let you freely control the movement via programming, the entire project makes for an affordable dive into the world of robotics!The control software comes installed, so all you need is the IDE and a USB to make changes or expand the functionality.
The seller also offers an optional turntable if you want Chappie to ride along with you.