JJRobots B-Robot

Sat 18 January 2020 by Dr. Dirk Colbry

Picture of JJRobots And kids

A few years ago I purchased a kit from JJRobots. The kit provides all non-plastic parts and then allows you to build a variety of robots. Up until now I only made the eggbot which tends to come out around Easter time, the kids love it.

Last week my niblets and children helped me put together a 3D printer. I used the printer to print the last few parts of the B-Robot. The bumpers came out backwards but serviceable.

Printer and Robot Parts

This week we got together, took apart the eggbot and then assembled the b-robot. It was a lot of fun, the kids had a great time. To be honest only my nephue really had the pacients to stick it out and complete the robot but it was still a lot of fun.

The one big challenge for me was that the software did not work out of the box. it took me a while to figure out that the version of the kit I had (from a few years ago) was different than the kit currently on the JJRobots website. Fortunately, once I figured out I was working from old hardware, it was fairly easy to search the site and find the old directions.

With the software installed all the kids had a great time driving it around. It is fun to see the robot balance on two wheels and the app works great.

Both projects (eggbot and B-robot) from JJRobots were fun to build. I am looking forward to building the other projects with the kids.

Sphere-O-Bot (JJRobots version)

Sat 13 April 2019 by Dr. Dirk Colbry

Sphere-O Robot

So, the Sphere-O-Bot was my first (and so far only) JJRobots project a few years ago (when I didn't have a blog). My 3D printer was not in the best shape but I was able to get everything assembled and working.

I dug out the Sphere-O-bot this week and after …

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Sat 19 May 2018 by Dr. Dirk Colbry

JJRobotics Logo

A great purchase for anyone with a 3D printer and looking for projects With the kids.

About a year ago I stubbled across JJRobots and I just love the idea of this company. They sell a kit of electronic parts to maker hobbyists with access to 3D printers. The idea …

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