I want to increase human potential, individuality, and harmony through the medium of cybernetics
So..what is edencybernetics.life?
Basically, I build robots that kinda suck in an attempt to evolve a robot that is actually good! Eventually I want robots that can garden for people, which is why eden is in the name.
- Augment myself using AI and teach others how to do the same.
- Build a framework for people to easily build custom robots for themselves.
- Improve agriculture on Earth with gardens worked by robots.
- Start agriculture on Mars using robots
- Build a really awesome cybernetics YouTube channel
Telepresence Bot (Fall 2014)
Humanoid Skeleton with Pneumatic Muscles (Spring 2015)
BB8 (Fall 2015 - Spring 2016)
I wanted to build a BB8 for the first new Starwars Launch. The build was behind schedule, over budget, and the head kept falling of. It was very educational and fun though!
AI Daemon (Summer/Fall 2016)
Eventually, the AI personality became divorced from the BB8 robot itself and the project took on a life of its own and I had launched a kickstarter for the project.
A Follow Me Camera Bot (Spring 2017)
I developed a very simple robot with a single axis of rotation that can make a laptop with a webcam follow a person when they move out of frame (left or right)
I put that project blueprints and code up on my website and sold a few copies!
The Dragon Robot (Summer 2017)
This was an experiment to see how far I could take my design skills.
I added a smart phone to the face and used it to get the robot to talk and control the Bluetooth motor drivers in the neck.
The spider bot (Summer 2017)
I began work on a spider robot, but it was too complex and became a dead end.
Added a structure sensor to the spider. pic.twitter.com/TJKRoZoDmp— Collin Bell ⓥ/⚛/Ƀ (@SlightlyCyborg) June 15, 2017
The IndieGoGo Launch. (Summer 2017)
On July 14, 2017 I had my first significant entrepreneurial success. I built motor mount that can move around the popular Structure Sensor on a 2d axis.
The launch netted me $228 in revenue, $96 of which is in donations for open sourcing the project.
2 people bought the product.
The structure sensor costs > $300. This means that I could only market the device to people who already owned the structure sensor.
The TY Beanie Baby Robot. (Summer 2017)
Too damn cute pic.twitter.com/w47LxJc6CQ— Collin Bell ⓥ/⚛/Ƀ (@SlightlyCyborg) July 17, 2017
Interested in a mechatronic/robotics build?
Hire me by sending an email to collinalexbell@[googles mail service]