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CAUTION! . . EDUCATION HAZARD
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I need an "Angel" that can help with $10,000 for an initial factory order of the RoboGuts™ circuit boards and "Lesson Kits" ... this will allow me to teach beginner robotics S.T.E.A.M. at the Boys & Girls clubs, Scouts, YMCA etc... more money would help buy $200 3D Printers and 3D printer filament spools for some of the local groups.

Vintage computer collector? Help fund this;

 

Every child deserves to move ahead of the average!



People say that manufacturing has moved to other lands ...

We are here to help close the gap manufacturing teaching the manufacturing process in elementary and middle schools with RoboGuts™ Kits.


Our aim is to engaged young children in learning the manufacturing process by actually manufacturing their own toys.

Truly understanding the basic steps of manufacturing comes from hands-on practice and the RoboGuts™ Kits make this so easy children in elementary school can get started and by middle school they become intermediate Roboteers, Inventors and Makers.


 


S.T.E.A.M.

 
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S. T. E. A. M.

Science . . . Technology . . . Engineering . . . Art . . . Math


Science = Exploring ideas to find solutions and answers

Technology = RoboGuts™ Kits, Sensors & Motors, 3D Printing and Projects

Engineering = Jumper wiring the circuit, mechanical assembly and programming

Art = Phonemes for Speech & Song, 3D CAD/Modeling Design, 3D Printing, Finishing, painting the project parts

Math = The RoboGuts™ Kit lessons provide myriad opportunities for exploring mathematics in the real world experiments.


 


RoboGuts™ Kits

 
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The RoboGuts™ "BlackBoard"

Starting with the RoboGuts™ circuit board the student learns how to make different kinds of circuits using the lesson jumper wire images and program listings creating a real usable circuit board for a myriad of home hobby projects such as toys for young children, animatronics, light shows and other innovative creations.

Learning how to use phonemes to add sound effects, speech and even singing in any language using the SpeakJet audio synthesizer and audio amplifer but still maintaining a smaller footprint than an Arduino UNO circuit board.

This makes small toy building so much fun young children become totally engaged in learning all they can about what it takes to make their own toys ... and they're making the toys themselves!


The RoboGuts™ board is arrangement;

There is basically five sections to the RoboGuts™ circuit board

. . . Section 1: Power distribution for the RoboGuts™ circuit board circuits.

. . . Section 2: The MCU chip/module area on the left that allows for any 2-PINs to 28-PINs MCU DIP chip or module.

. . . Section 3: The bread board area with female headers for jumper wires and standard 3-PIN R/C male headers.

. . . Section 4: The SpeakJet chip socket for beeps, speech and song in any language.

. . . Section 5: The onboard audio amplifier.

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How the program works;


 


Phrase-A-Lator Development Kit

 
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Phrase-A-Lator Development Kit

Starting with the Phrase-A-Lator Development Kit the student learns how to use phonemes to add sound effects, speech and even singing in any language using the PC software and audio synthesizer chip. This kit makes speech and song development much easier for multiple projects.

The Phrase-A-Lator Development Kit setup;

Using the SparkFun USB-FTDI cable connector, the black wire is the ground and has to be at the correct end of the board closest to the audio out jack.


 


About

 
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Back in 2006 I realized that daily at 3pm young children join in online FPS/CTF gaming. I began the R2Pv1 Educational Gaming Robot System hoping to move children into one room playing with each other, learning to play nice and not talking to perverts and predators that they find in the online games.

I had also started calling my house a "KickStart House" helping neighbors to learn about technology and find an interest in developing new job skills. Later, when I learned about "KickStart.com" I changed the name to L'Robotorium Shop (http://LRobotorium.com/)

By 2011 I started teaching beginner robot classes at a Boys & Girls club. After the class I continued as a volunteer helping the young children play with robots and learn new skills.

In 2012 I taught a 3D CAD modeling class for a small group of Boy Scouts and was amazed how fast the kids learned to use the program.

Not having appropriate space for a real L'Robotorium Shop where I could teach anybody that came in the door, have a safe place for young children to play FPS/CTR robot games like the "Castles & Crosses" game I had developed, and space for a few different types of desk top manufacturing machines I began a search for funding to convert a store front near a city transit hub making it easy for children and seniors to come to the L'Robotorium Shop.

In 2007 I started making my RoboToons robot cartoons ... and trying to explore what was in my mind, what I thought might be in the robots mind I began using the 3D CAD models like BillyBot (originally designed to be the primary host for RoboToons cartoons) and the FloppyBots, miniFloppyBots etc.

After a few months I started getting emails from people asking for T-shirts so I created the design for the T-shirt I wear every day. Yes, you can find them http://robotoons.wordans.ca/. Too bad I don't make anything here.

Then after a few years people started pointing to my T-shirt and asking me where they could buy a BillBot robot toy. I had to tell them the BillyBot was only a RoboToons cartoon character, but this got me thinking that since the BillyBot was based on a few real home hobby robotics components I could maybe make a working BillyBot. Hence, BillyBot was born into the real world.


The birth of the RoboGuts™ S.T.E.A.M. Education Program Idea

The RoboGuts™ circuit board was born out of the need for a project board that could host almost any MCU chip or module, that is small yet have some bread board area and the ability to add sounds, speech and song to projects.

I wanted to make a circuit board small enough to build a real talking and singing BillyBot robot for RoboToons Robot Theater productions.

What happened during the design and experiment process is that I realzied I could make a very general purpose µController circuit board aimed towards the home hobbyists and younger school children to make learning faster, easier and more affordable.

Then having a working BillyBot robot I began building the RoboToons Robot Theater stage and began RoboToons Robot Theater productions to explore making entertaining educational robot shows. Now I have to keep learning how to be funny and entertaining as well as educative. I think I've pretty much proven I'm not a seasoned script writer yet.

Next step on the path is getting the $3,500 funding to buy a "half-batch" of RoboGuts™ circuit boards from a factory to make them more affordable. Currently making them myself they cost me $55ea., but with a factory order I can sell them for $15ea. a huge savings and making it much easier to one again start volunteering to teach beginner robotics classes to Scouts, Boys & Girls clubs and best, teach other volunteers how easy it is to teach using the RoboGuts™ Kits to teach at the YMCA's and Senior Centers ... to teach adults how to make great toys for children ... their children, their grand children and hopefully even making toys for other children stuck in hospitals for long periods of time.


The Basic miniFloppyBot

The Legged miniFloppyBots

The BillyBot

The final step now is for customers to learn and build and create their own RoboToons Robot Theater productions ... explore their own comedic creativity and share it with the rest of the world.



 


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How can I buy a RoboGuts™ Kit?

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How to buy a RoboGuts™ Kit is easy?

Just choose the type of kit you want, send a PayPal +4% to wperko at brainless dot org;

Basic RoboGuts™ circuit board $55 +4% PayPal

RoboGuts™ circuit board + SpeakJet chip $75 +4% PayPal

RoboGuts™ circuit board + SpeakJet chip + 10 Jumper Plugs $80 +4% PayPal

RoboGuts™ circuit board + SpeakJet chip + 10 Jumper Plugs + Lesson Kit $xxx +4% PayPal


The nice thing about buying kits locally is getting FREE in person "Getting Started" lessons from me.


. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Contacting me is easy;
wperko at brainless dot org

 

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