The reduction in prices for home based 3D printers has allowed many new users the ability to access additive manufacturing. (VIDEO)
Schools in particular are jumping on this trend as they see 3D printing as a way to teach a new generation about science, technology, engineering and math. Even with the printers in the classroom though the curriculum for learning with a 3D printer is still being worked out, that’s where Barobo comes in.
Barobo is a UC Davis spin-off that “aims to make robotics more affordable, adaptable, reconfigurable, and reprogrammable for education, research and industrial applications.” The primary product is the Mobot, a programmable robot whose parts are now freely available on their website.