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. . . . . EDUCATION HAZARD
Be very careful, you might learn something!

 


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.


 


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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.


 


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About the RoboGuts™ Invention and the S.T.E.A.M. Education Program


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

I needed 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.

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.

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.

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 you a RoboGuts™ Kit?

. . . Currently I hand solder the prototype RoboGuts™ circuit boards that are fabricated here in the USA myself to keep them under $200ea., but soon I will have the RoboGuts™ "BlackBoard" factory fabricated and assembled in volume to sharply lower the price.

FREE "Starter Lessons" for locals at the L'Robotorium Shop or via Skype.



The next generation BlackBoard coming soon!

The new RoboGuts™ "BlackBoard"
Whatch here for the PreSales info


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

 

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