Dash is the world's first lightning-fast origami robot that you can build yourself. Our animal-inspired design allows us to offer a fun, high performance robot at a price never before possible. It's a great educational tool for kids that want to get an early start in robotics, engineering, and biology, as well as a great platform for makers that want to dig in and explore the possibilities of a new paradigm in robotics.
Because he has legs, Dash can run over all sorts of terrain, including rocks and gravel. And he is so tough that you can run him off of tables and he just keeps going!
The Dash kit comes with everything you need to build and run Dash. This includes the laser-cut body components, as well as the motor, transmission, and plug-and-play electronics. The assembly should take about an hour, and we will have videos online that show you how it all comes together. The only thing you'll need to supply is all-purpose glue (like Elmer's) for gluing some of the components together, so plan on having some on hand.
For the Beta Dash kit, we are offering Dash in yellow, orange, blue, and black.
We're building mobile apps so you'll be able to control Dash from your smartphone or tablet. We will be supporting all iOS devices that have Bluetooth 4.0, including:
"Dash is about radical innovation, the sort of progress that elicits an emotional 'whoa!'. The Dash team has merged Nature, Technology and Advanced Manufacturing into a product that is revolutionizing robotics.”
“Dash is a fantastic product for the robot enthusiast or budding 'maker'. It's a fun learning experience at an affordable price. I am very impressed with the team's research background at UC Berkeley and their commitment to creating great consumer robots."
"Seeing Dash scramble across terrain brings a smile to your face. It's as if he has a personality - to me, always in a hurry and very persistent. Dash is great for those who enjoy building and are interested in experimenting with robots that can evolve and interact with the environment. This is an exciting first step toward a new world of robotics."
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