Puzzlebot: a revolution in robotics
There is one area of technological progress that time and time again has proven to capture the world’s imagination: ROBOTICS.
With PuzzleBot, Manchester Robotics has a mission to globalise access to learning and development tools for robotics. PuzzleBot is ‘a lab in a robot’ for education and prototyping.
The ‘brain’ of PuzzleBot is the Hacker Board. The board acts as a robust computational node for Starter Kit components (e.g. motors, sensors) and a communication interface to external computers (laptops, phones, NVIDIA Jetson Nano, Raspberry Pi).
Unlike other products, Hacker Board has sufficient processing capacity to handle multiple advanced add-on components (e.g. different actuators and sensors such as sonar, LiDAR, camera, and reflectance sensors). This allows customers to use a consistent platform for their entire robotics learning journey – from starter kit tutorials all the way to professional prototyping.
It is designed using off-the-shelf components with the aim of achieving the lowest possible price point at high-volume production. Proficient users who wish to design and build their own hardware from scratch can purchase Hacker Board as a stand-alone Development Board. You also have the option to purchase PuzzleBot Hacker Edition which contains all the essential components needed to quickly access meaningful robotics capabilities (i.e. a programmable, roaming robot) and provides a user-friendly platform for incorporating a wide range of advanced add-on feature-sets.