The Cannybot Brain is a robotics controller board that uses the Nordic Semiconductor nRF51822 at its core. The board has been developed by Cannybots Limited in Cambridge, UK.
One of Cannybots core values is connecting kids to the modern technology they find around them in their daily life. We believe that basing the Brain on the kind of technology that they would also find at the heart of a smartphone or tablet is an important connection we want to make to help demystify modern technology.
The Cannybot Brain has been developed as the controller board for the Cannybots Robot Building Kit for kids. The kit is currently running as a KickStarter campaign here.
Cannybots using their Brains on the race track:
The key features of the nRF51 that made it a perfect choice for the Cannybot Brain are:
In addition to the technical features, Nordic also provides extensive software, electronic and radio reference designs and implementations which greatly reduce our design timescales and enabled us to create functional boards exceptionally quickly.
Building around the nRF51 at the core, the Cannybot Brain (shown below) adds a number of features to make it an ideal choice for robotics development.
You can find a more about the Cannybot Brain here
We are planning to make the Cannybot Brain available separately to developers early next year, but why not grab a full kit sooner from here and race?
We are looking forward to working with Nordic Semiconductor in helping kids learn more about the technological world around them in the most fun and engaging way possible.
Whoa, I saw this on Kickstarter and thought it was cool! Had no idea it was nRF51 powered. Thanks for sharing the details! And congratulations!