Welcome to ChickBot - the affordable robot

It's early days for the ChickBot Club so please bear with us whilst we upload all the materials we have to share with you.

A fully functional low-cost robot

chickbot-logoThis is ChickBot, a low-cost, simple, robust, fully programmable, expandable, open source robot kit that best of all, goes cheep!

Kits are available for the Raspberry Pi, Arduino or BBC micro:bit with activities for all ages.

ChickBot is more than just a robot, but a maker platform with numerous sensors, input & output add-ons for off-screen computing projects.

Schools, clubs & maker groups can buy in parts and build ChickBots for just £10 / €13 / $14.



The details …

Everything you need to know about ChickBot & the club

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Build & Program

Instructions for hardware, software & programming your ChickBot

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Materials for club leaders & teachers with activities at all levels

It's all here

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Latest Posts

Video and picture gallery online

Been rather tied up with the annual Man-flu fest in the office and the village Panto – oh yes I was, oh no I wasn’t. But I have had a chance to record some video and take some pictures. Video here and pictures here. I’ve also been beta testing the kits with my Year 5 […]

ChickBot Raspberry Pi beta build

After a couple of wet Sundays, the breadboard prototype has been turned into a PCB and ChickBot Pi lives! It boasts all the same features as the Arduino board – so pushbutton, LED, analog input, drivers for both stepper motors or standard motors, piezo buzzer. However, the analog support doesn’t run to digital output. Importantly, […]

IET Robot Triathlon

Can you build & program a robot to complete the Institution of Engineering & Technology’s Robot Triathlon? Easy enough to try at home, so we’ll add them over the next few weeks to The Vault. But for those in the East Midlands, UK, there’s a competition being held at The Silk Mill, Derby, on Saturday, 12th […]

Raspberry Pi Prototype

We are pleased to announce we have ChickBot being controlled by a Raspberry Pi. Ta Dah! The actual Pi in this picture is an older Model B+ with WiFi on USB. This version ended up with two power supplies so it could do WiFi and run the stepper motors. By setting up remote screen (VNC) access, […]