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Photon

Photon is an educational robot for home or the classroom. It helps children learn problem-solving, programming, and other STEM-related skills.

FEATURES

Light, touch, sound, and obstacle detection. Photon to Photon communication. Three programming applications.

HEIGHT

19 cm | 7.5 in

LENGTH

17 cm | 6.7 in

WIDTH

17.2 cm | 6.8 in

WEIGHT

0.69 kg | 1.5 lb

SPEED

1.5 km/h | 0.9 mph (max)

SENSORS

Head: Light and touch sensors. Body: time-of-flight laser sensor, sound sensor, accelerometer, rotary encoders, IR receivers.

ACTUATORS

Brushed DC motors

POWER

2600-mAh lithium-ion battery, 8 hours of operation

COMPUTING

Custom controller based on ARM-Cortex M3 microcontroller

SOFTWARE

Custom microcontroller software

DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)

2

MATERIALS

Polycarbonate, thermoplastic elastomer, ABS plastic

COST

$215

STATUS

Ongoing

WEBSITE

https://photonrobot.com/