These Junkbots don’t just look cool, they can be functional too!
These flexible Junkbots from Mechworld don’t just rely on their charming dystopic junkyard looks to get by, they’re useful, too. For example, the junkbot above makes a pretty neat phone holder, from boingboing.
Etsy seller MechWorld makes beautiful, ~$100 junkbots out of miscellaneous hardware. They’re extremely poseable, have functional variations (like holding your phone), and there’s even a Wall-E. They’re pretty heavy — 2-3lbs — and ship from Zhuhai, China.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.