Tiny Boston Dynamics Robot Dog is a cute and affordable Android pet that can follow commands

Say hello to the Beetle – he’s not quite as serious-looking as his older brother, the robot dog Boston Dynamics Spot. In fact, the name Beetle rhymes with “little” for a reason. Weighing just 10.2 ounces (290 grams) and measuring just 7.9 inches from nose to tail, the Bittle is literally the size of a palm…although don’t let its small size fool you. Armed with 10 servomotors that power his limbs and neck, the Bittle has nearly as much ability as Boston Dynamics’ robot dog. In fact, he can even follow commands, learn tricks, and execute them at will! The Beetle seems like an expensive little pet, right? Well, Bittle is designed to be more than a robot building system and STEM education tool for people to learn and play with, and Bittle only costs about $299.

Designer: Rongzhong Li

Click here to buy now: $278 $299 (7% discount with coupon code “yanko7”). Hurry up, sale ends May 20th.

Built on an open source platform, Bittle is a nifty, patent-pending bot that makes learning how to code an absolute “fun”! The robot building kit comes with a plastic chassis that you can buy flat packed and assemble yourself, or pay an extra $10 to ship it pre-assembled and ready to use out of the box. Each Bittle comes with 10 servo motors, plastic body parts, a special circuit board that is compatible with Arduino Uno, Bluetooth and WiFi dongles, a 7.4V rechargeable battery and an infrared remote control to control your dog and make it perform tricks. For the most part, the Bittle has a modular design and you can add/subtract items to create the dog of your dreams (if you’re looking for something like a Boston Dynamics robot, the head pops right away).

They say an old dog never learns new tricks, but that’s not the case with the Bittle. Your programmable robot companion understands many languages, C++ through the Arduino IDE, Python, Codecraft (a drop-and-drop coding environment), and a host of human languages ​​(requires a Raspberry Pi to recognize voice commands). It can also be programmed to easily walk, run, jump and climb obstacles. You can attach an infrared sensor that will help the Bittle detect obstacles, and the incredibly agile and flexible limbs help the Bittle even get up if it collapses. On top of that, its open source design based on the Petoi quadruple framework for OpenCat robotic pets, means all the Bittle code is in the GitHub repository for you to immediately start fiddling with, and the ever-growing community is always coming up with new tips and tricks you can use to make Bittle He’s doing your bidding…just promise us you won’t make him conscious.

Build a robot dog by yourself!

Self-correction after falling from a cliff (operated by infrared remote control)

If you want more of a Bittle than just wiggling paws and sitting in a driving position, their modular design really gives you the freedom to explore the true capabilities of this little dog. The Bittle’s mouth can be clipped to something like a small camera module that allows the dog to take a video, see objects, and interact programmatically. Although the dog weighs only a few ounces, it can hold almost twice its weight, which makes it perfect for quirky tasks like carrying Oreos for you (sometimes you really want an Oreo) or other small things. The Bittle battery pack provides one hour of continuous use, and unlocks a host of fun possibilities, and adventure-loving creators can also swap out the Bittle’s head with other 3D-printed structures or paint the Bittle’s body, modifying its appearance to make the Bittle look like some other animal.

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Petoi, the creators of Bittle (and its cat counterpart, Nybble), designed the four-legged robot to be everything from a cute toy to a powerful learning platform that gives you insight into how robots work and how they understand signals and commands. The Bittle comes with an infrared remote control that allows you to control it, and it also has companion mobile/desktop apps that form the perfect foundation for a bots experience…without breaking the budget!

Click here to buy now: $278 $299 (7% discount with coupon code “yanko7”). Hurry up, sale ends May 20th.

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