This. Wow! I won’t be anywhere near ECC18 but I look forward to seeing coverage of this machine from the conference floor (hopefully the talk will be streamed or archived for viewing as well).
I will present that project at the Embedded Computing Conference 2018 (June 5th), both in a conference talk and have the machine in the exhibition area.
The machine is based on OpenPnP framework, and is not finished yet, and I have published status updates on Twitter. It uses mostly standard components, special parts have been 3D printed or produced with a laser cutter.
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.