I scooted (1 1/2hour drive) to the EZ-Robot open house tonight.
The new digs look awesome! DJ has done well!
So the Revolution has begun!
As DJ stated in the presentation the new ARC Revolution will be out June 1st or so.
It's main new feature is the integration of 3D printing and using "EZ-Bits" as a way to
create your own robots. Bits can be printed on your own 3D printer and/or some will be
available to purchase. This open source offering of 3D printable files allows anyone the
opportunity to create a robot. Step by step assembly instructions built in, and a new
Mobile SDK (Ver. 2) coming out shortly. I see this being a great feature for educational
settings. More and more schools are purchasing 3D printers.
Down the road, as 3D printer prices continue to drop, I see this opening a door for us EZ Robot builders here on the forum. The open sharing of designs, maybe group printings of parts (To create our drone armies). The possibilities are endless, it may not happen overnight but I can see this growing. Someday we will all have 3D printers on our desks.
The EZ-B mini, although briefly mentioned, is what I'm excited about. It's roughly 2"x2". If you look at DJ's suitcase pictures on Facebook you'll see the new EZ-B Mini (Not sure if anyone else caught that?). I like the new compact size. DJ says they are still a few weeks off but he's trying to keep the pricing in the current range ($70). I'd definitely be in for a few more at that price range. Cross our fingers.
Anyways, not a whole lot more than what you probably saw on the webcast.
A big thanks to DJ. It was a pleasure to see you again. Thanks for taking care of that issue! Lori saw nothing!
Oh, I forgot to mention the laugh of the night. I went to use the washroom. Big sign on the entrance door says "Keep Door Closed", so I closed it behind me. Did my business in the bathroom, then realized I was now locked out in the small closet like space! After a brief moment of panic, I knocked on the door and someone let me out. I felt like an idiot! Nothing new there. ;-)
Pic of suitcase (EZ-B Mini)
An EZ-Bit creation.
Another EZ-Bit creation
An EZ-Bit creation with the EZ-B Mini