We are pleased to introduce to the Poppy Community and to the Flower Team our new poppy-based project: Poppyrate! Our Poppyrate is a 25 DOF robot, motorized with 23 XL-320 and 2 AX-12A. Our purpose is the same as the Poppy project’s one: Make accessible robotics through an Open-Source, 3D Printable, Transportable and Inexpensive robot. But unlike most projects and the INRIA, we are ZeCloud Robotics a little company of two employees. To reconcile our two opposite objectives, profit and popularization, we have decided to find different funding plans (notably in the supply source) than the users and sell Poppyrate kits at general public price!
The mechanics design is almost over with a new poppy-like skeleton of 45 cm, adjusted for the new motors’ dimensions, sized for the new torques capacities and 3D printable on the most affordable printers. The electronics cards conception is over and the cards are currently being built. They will adapt the voltage and the intensity to the different motors’ needs. Finally we hope we will get the full programming libraries of Pypot and offer the first beta version as soon as possible.