Lavanya and Melissa Jawaharlal are the two-sister team who want to make entry level robotics much more affordable.
Named for its resemblance to the Greek letter, the Pi-Bot aims to be a new type of robotics kit. As Melissa explains in the pitch video below, current robotics kits are “either too complicated or overly simplistic, but always much too expensive.”
The Pi-Bot was designed with an eye towards affordability and ease of construction while still employing real-world components like sonar and light sensors, as well as a four-speed gearbox that Kickstarter backers will build from scratch.
Here’s what the completed bot looks like:
The sisters have already met their fundraising goal of $US70,000, so if you want one of these for yourself, check out their Kickstarter page to contribute before the campaign ends (there are seven days left!).