Confession time, love playing with robots, but I am not a big fan of building robots from kits; this one was too much to resist after seeing what https://robotsinschools.com/, with their EdBot, have been doing.
The EdBot is based around the Robotis Mini robot (I got mine from http://www.robotshop.com/en/robotis-darwin-mini-humanoid-robot.html) is a robot kit with an open source embedded board,
Software is free to download, I am running it on an Android (appropriately) Tablet.
At the moment I am at the calibration/setting up stage and finding I might have made a couple of mistakes in the build. Good fun so far but more to follow in future posts.
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