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

Controller board prototype

Laying out PCB’s is a dark art – like doing a Rubik’s cube – but after a few false starts I’ve got a compact design going that covers both stepper and standard motors. More details to follow but here’s a picture and a short video that unveils a little extra surprise!   Yup, there’s a […]

Plywood chassis, speedy motors and new back caster

Some prototyping has been going on. Trying out the finish of the wooden chassis on 3mm ply Looking at how to mount the small gear boxed motors – these ones are more pricey so are definitely an upgrade – but have the potential to have your ChickBot going like a velociraptor. And replacing the overly […]