I bored, you bored, we are all bored for the iBoardbot. For those DIYers who are bored of their existing projects and are looking for a thing fun and one-of-a-kind, this 3D printed writing and drawing (and wiping) robot is now live on Kickstarter.
Plenty of 3D printing enthusiasts are acquainted with the use of 3D printing equipment for plotting and drawing purposes. The iBoardbot takes this faculty and dedicates its whole life around drawing and writing text onto a glass surface. Think of it as a programmable whiteboard that does all of the work for you. With Wi-Fi capfaculty, the iBoardbot can be regulated via the web through a easy web app. Users can either upload an image or draw their own through the app.
As a DIY kit, the iBoardbot, created by JJRobots, comes with a handful of 3D printed parts and vitamins, including: “B-robot BRAIN SHIELD v.2.0 + Arduino Leonardo compatible board, 2x Stepper motor drivers, 2x High high end stepper motors, 2x servos cables, whiteboard pen, [and] CLOUD service subscription (1 year).” This makes it an informative product for families, but the bot can be additional than a toy for developers and Makers.
The vitamins inside the iBoardbot are intended to be pretty universal, enabling users to take apart old Maker toys to create this one or vice versa. And an open API supplied with the bot can allow developers to program it for whatever they can ponder up. Some suggestions on the KS campaign include: “Writing Tweets with a specific Hashtag, displaying motivational quotes, revealing the weather forecast in your city, ifttt recipes, [and] the latest reviews of your shop or your company.”
Had I the walking around money to buy one, I most likely may, only for the novelty of it. It is a fun little, open source project and, most of all, the campaign never refers to the iBoardbot as a “3D printer” once. The kit starts at $110, that is not a bad price at all for a robot that can doodle your boredom away. If you are looking for a few other fun projects, yet, its inventor, Juan Pedro Calderon, came up with an air hockey playing robot via 3D printed parts, too.