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DARwin Mini Dance Team

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Now Available Online in the Maker Shed and Onsite at Maker Faire Bay Area!

The DARwin Mini is an adorable $499 humanoid robot from Robotis. It is the smallest and least expensive member of the DARwin family of open platform humanoid robots for research and education. Plus they can dance and fight, check out the “Gangnam Style” video below.

I was fortunate to get my hands on the first model sold in the USA (although Michael Overstreet is also in possession of DARwin Minis). I created a short unboxing video below. Overstreet has also made the 3D parts files available on Thingiverse so you can print and mod your own.

Check out my unboxing video:

If you’re at Maker Faire Bay Area, check out the Robotis DARwin Mini dance team in the Maker Shed!

DARwin Mini 3DP

Michael Overstreet’s DARwin Mini with yellow 3DP parts.

Anna Kaziunas France

Digital Fabrication Editor of Maker Media.

She runs the digital fabrication hardware testing for Make:. If you’re a vendor who would like to submit a tool for review (3D printer, CNC, laser cutter, fab software etc.), contact her directly at: anna [@] makermedia [dot] com.

She’s the section editor for Make: Skill Builder. Make: celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your will. But — In order to really tweak and bend something, you need to understand it! If you’d like to write a tightly focused piece on a core maker skill in science / engineering / craft / art / architecture / robotics / fabrication etc. (whatever) that you’d like to teach to other makers — and have Make: work with you to illustrate for magazine publication — let her know!

She’s very interested in your ideas for practical digital fabrication focused books — anything that turns codes into things — hardware and software.

She’s also the Dean of the global Fab Academy program, the co-author of Getting Started with MakerBot, compiled the Make: 3D Printing book and ran the 2015 and 2014 3D Printer Shootout Weekend testing events.

She likes things that are computer-controlled, parametric, and open source — preferably all three.

Find her on her personal site, Twitter, , and Facebook.


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