Welcome to Orionrobots
I am Danny Staple, Orionrobots is my investigations and projects with robotics, electronics and stuff that moves. I aim to make some of the cool robotics things easy for anyone to build, and push the boundaries of what is easy. Oh and just to have lots of fun doing it too…
- 11 Jun 2014 » Idea - a directional distance sensor board
I’ve been toying with different ways to make adding the sensor to the robots easier. While a breadboard is flexible, it is complicated for less experienced users, and its a bit tricky to get the angles right- they don’t operate best when both facing forward.more...
- 09 Apr 2014 » The reality of electronics repair
If you’ve ever seen an episode of Stargate there is frequently some kind of alien electronic device which requires repair or repurposing. The show (in both it’s good incarnations - SG1 and Atlantis) has a techy character who can look at it, stuck their teeth plumber style and have it done in a few hours.more...
- 27 Mar 2014 » Why 3d printing robots wont take over the world
The most interesting robots for me are those involved in exploration, fabrication and repair. Fabrication and repair systems, like the 3d printers, CNC machines, automatic pick and place robots are basically all variations on printers and plotters.more...
The Orion Explorer 1 Robot Kit
My Orion Explorer 1 Robot Building Kit requires no soldering and comes as a complete robot building kit with full online step-by-step instructions. It is fully programmable and very expandable.
What is easy about it?
- Easy to build - No soldering needed
- Priced within your means
- Easy to program
- Easy to have fun with it, explore with it, expand it and do more than the basics.
- Did I say that there is no solder needed?
You can get your kids started on a robotics project for fun, or you can finally start your own robot project with grand ambitions. A uni student can get the basics off the ground in the first day, and spend the rest of an assignment extending the robot to do more.
Other Robot Kits
If you are after a kit or set for your kid or husband (big kid), then take a look at this list: Educational Robot Kits For Kids.