Kickstarter Alert: MOSS Dynamic Robot Construction Kit

A MOSS Robot

A MOSS Robot (Image: Modular Robotics)

I love good robotics and electronics Kickstarter projects. I recently had the MOSS Dynamic Robot Construction Kit come along my desk, and I have to say I am impressed by what I see.

MOSS comes to us from Modular Robotics, the same folks who brought us Cubelets. Headquartered out of Boulder, CO, Modular Robotics has a goal of making robot development for education easy and accessible. The MOSS kits are the next evolution from the Cubelets. The use of powerful neodymium magnets and steel spheres enables a variety of connection styles, and configuring and re-configuring robot designs is quick and easy. With an array of sensor and actuator options, the robots can work autonomously or via a Bluetooth remote control module.

Go and check out the MOSS Kickstarter page, and be sure to watch the video. It is a great pitch for what looks like a very cool project. A great endorsement in the video, to me, is the excitement  of Nathan Seidle, CEO and founder of one of my favorite companies out there, Sparkfun Electronics.

About Brian McLaughlin

Brian is a NASA engineer by day and a GeekDad contributor by night. Opinions shared are my own and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of NASA.

About Brian McLaughlin

Brian is a NASA engineer by day and a GeekDad contributor by night. Opinions shared are my own and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of NASA.

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