The Hexbot is a peek at the future that you can now purchase on Kickstarter. This is a modular, robotic arm that attaches to your desk and does numerous, creative things. The Hexbot can write, laser engrave, 3D print objects, play a game of chess and many more things you can program it to do.
How does the Hexbot work?
The Hexbot works with modules. You can snap these modules on at the end of the arm. There’s a pen holder module, a laser engraver module, a soft gripper and suction cup module and a 3D printer module.
Once you attach a module you can use the associated Hexbot software to tell the robot arm what to do. It will execute with high precision, speed and detail. The software is powered by Blockly, an easy-to-learn, visual programming language which makes it easy to create a sequence of actions.
- 0.05 mm precision
- Up to 500 mm/s speed
- Up to 500g payload
- Noiseless design
- Drawing and writing
- Laser engraving
- 3D printing
Pricing and Availability
The Hexbot is now running an already successfully funded Kickstarter campaign. This is an ideal product if you ever thought of owning a laser engraver, 3D printer or a programmable robot in your home. You can make a small mini factory performing any repetitive task you can think of.
The Hexbot robot arm can be purchased starting at $299 (Kickstarter special) which will get you the basic version which includes a pen holder module. First backers are scheduled to receive their unit in October 2019