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Open Design Meets Robotics - Customizable Educational Robot Construction System

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The aim of the described design assignment was to develop modular and customizable construction kit for building the mobile robotic platforms with various controller boards. The project was co-developed by Institute of Design and Institute of Automotive Mechatronics at STU in Bratislava. Authors have applied the principles of open design to create fully functional, ready to use construction of an educational robot, fully produced by low cost FDM 3D printing technology. The paper describes the broader context of the project, development and prototyping of the Acrob3 platform.


  • Robot
  • Education
  • 3D print
  • micro:bit
  • Arduino
  • Open hardware
  • Modularity

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Publication of this paper was supported from the project Building of mechatronic laboratory using smart technologies Nr. KEGA 030STU-4/2021 financed by the Slovak Cultural and Educational Grant Agency KEGA. Authors would like to thanks also to the Fablab Bratislava at Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information (SCSTI), where almost all experimental prints were done.

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Balogh, R., Fundarek, L., Lipkova, M. (2022). Open Design Meets Robotics - Customizable Educational Robot Construction System. In: Lepuschitz, W., Merdan, M., Koppensteiner, G., Balogh, R., Obdržálek, D. (eds) Robotics in Education. RiE 2022. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, vol 515. Springer, Cham.

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