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We created an amazing robot and we want to share the design and our experience building the Seek N' Sneak robot with developers all around the world.
However, it can only be done with your support…
With your funding we can make the Seek N' Sneak robot even better, more affordable and easily accessible to everyone.
Help us! http://igg.me/at/SeekNSneak

How else can You help?
- Share the news about our campaign on social media (Instagram, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, etc.)
- Share about our campaign via email
- Write the link to our campaign and hand it out. The shortened link is http://igg.me/at/SeekNSneak
- Our website is http://seeknsneak.com/ We have an easy-to-share photos and videos there. Feel free to copy and share them.


The Seek N' Sneak - an Arduino powered self-controlled robot which is able to run around, find objects, grab them, relocate them and do many other useful, funny and, brave things.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmtkGnRQJz8

The two driving wheels of this robot are powered by independently controlled DC motors allowing for precise control of the angular position of the wheel, as well as its velocity and acceleration.

The arm is run by 3 super-strong servo-motors, so it is fast and powerful enough to push up about 3 pounds, or even lift the robot itself or throw objects.  


The robot is also equipped with three infra-red proximity meters that prevent it from colliding with obstacles and avoiding conflicts with other robots. Also It assist in finding objects on the ground.


You can also equip your robot with extra shield and sensors as the robot's body has enough space for it.

The most impressive thing is that the robot runs as a fully independent unit, thus, it can find and collect objects on the ground, it can chase and attack other robots you can make it organize your living space, placing things back in place whenever they are found where they should not be.
In other words, you are only limited by your imagination.

The robot software is completely open sourced, so you can either use the original software which has already been developed for you,  or you can modify it as you please to meet your demands. You can then use commands like LOOK FOR AN OBJECT, GRAB or THROW instead of writing low-level code to control the sensors, motors and servos directly or develop your own way of thinking for the robot from scratch using the Arduino integrated development environment.  

No matter if you are an experienced programmer, a robotics fan, or a school teacher who wants to make his pupils get interested with robotics, the Seek N' Sneak is a great way to learn about mechanics, electronics and programming… all in one!
The robot is provided as a kit containing everything you need to complete the assembly of the robot.


Now I am ready to start the direct preparation to the KICKSTARTER campaign which will start in about one month.

Stay in touch if you like to take a part!

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Help me to make the Seek N' Sneak robot even better, more affordable and easily accessible to everyone by giving your feedback.






Check out the new video about the amaizing functions controlling the Seek N' Sneak driving motors.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEY1RXZ6FGU

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Aug 10, 2014, 10:26 am Last Edit: Aug 13, 2014, 06:43 pm by EL-Costello Reason: 1
The Seek N' Sneak's arm is run by 3 super-strong servo-motors, so it is fast and powerful enough to push up about 3 pounds, or even lift the robot itself or throw objects. Check it out!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKYg-_yyTAs

Want to find out all the cool Seek N' Sneak videos?
Subscribe now to our new YouTube chanel!
http://www.youtube.com/subscribe_widget?p=TheSeekNSneak

The first generation of the Seek N' Sneak robot is looking for bottles.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bapBclACKaY

I am preparing a full instruction including mechanical, electric and programming parts. It takes some time, so if you are eager to know something right now, please, do not hesitate to ask.

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Aug 14, 2014, 08:10 am Last Edit: Aug 15, 2014, 08:10 am by EL-Costello Reason: 1
Check out the new video about the Seek N' Sneek finding algorithm.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MuAQy3KAyk

I am currently use the WW-12 WheelWatcher Encoders (http://nubotics.com/products/ww12/index.html) together with GM2 motors.
Can anybody suggest a cheaper solution?

This might be a bit out of topic.
Here is a computer which will possibly be used as a "brain" for a new generation of Seek N' Sneak.
http://www.raspberrypi.org/

Why did we develop this robot? There is a very short answer: kids! These sweet little men need 10 to 30 minutes (depending on their temper) to scatter literally all the toys they have over their room, so initially we have been looking for some way to automate tedious process of daily toys collection. We solved this problem; however, we realized that there are lots of other cool applications for this robot while developing it. We found that our robot can be smart, fast, strong, fearless and even dangerous, just like a badger.

Just in case. Here is the new Seek N' Sneak website. The most important announcements will appear there.

http://seeknsneak.com/


Here it coms! The Seek N' Sneak short video manual.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7IfpUSiBdI

Good news! We are going to begin with IndieGoGo campaign on Monday, Sept 22 at 1200 GMT.

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