STEMI is a Six-Legged, Open Source Build-Your-Own Robot for Kids

By: Charlotte Joyce Kidd - Oct 27, 2015
References: indiegogo & mashable
There are a lot of robots on the market today, but not many provide as many opportunities for creativity and fun as the STEMI build-your-own robot kit.

The build-your-own robot's name is based on the acronym STEM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The idea behind it is that kids can learn about robotics and programming best by building their own robots. STEMI is a hexopod robot that travels with spider-like movements. It can perform complex movements, change its height and even dance, controlled by a smartphone app.

For kids and other robot enthusiasts of all ages, the most challenging and educational aspect of the build-your-own robot kit is the ability to modify it with no limits through STEMI's open source code. With the open source aspect, amateur robot makers can completely modify STEMI and 3D print the build-your-own robot themselves.