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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

Anna Kaziunas France is the Digital Fabrication Editor of Maker Media. She runs the digital fabrication hardware testing for Make:. If you’re a digital fabrication hardware vendor who would like to submit a tool for review (3D printer, CNC, laser cutter, etc.), contact Anna directly at: anna [@] makermedia [dot] com.

She’s also the Dean of Students for the Global Fab Academy program, the co-author of Getting Started with MakerBot, compiled the Make: 3D Printing book and ran the 2014 3D Printer Shootout.

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


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