M.A.R.K. - Make A Robot Kit - Smart AI Robot Kit for Learning Programming & Artificial Intelligence, Supports Graphical Programming & Micropython, Rich Free Course Materials Available, Ideal for STEM Education with Free Course
MARK, short for Make A Robot Kit, is designed around a Kendryte K210-based machine vision module and an Arduino-compatible baseboard. With this AI robot kit, users can have the hands-on experience of constructing and assembling an AI robot car and implementing artificial intelligence technologies such as image recognition, object detection, computer vision, and automated self-driving controls. MARK simplify the learning process and help beginners get started with machine learning, computer version in a more enjoyable way.
- 10+: $152.90
This product does not include batteries and you need to insert 6 x AA batteries in order to get started.
- Learn coding & robotics through fun projects
- Get Started with AI recognition & On-device model training with Ease
- Learn basic self-driving car functionality like lane following, traffic sign identification
- Durable Aluminum Body with Built-in 2.4″ color Screen & Pan-tilt camera
- Rich Free Course Materials for Machine Learning and Autonomous Driving
- Accessible Yet Intelligent: Support Scratch 3.0 Based Graphical Coding Software & Micropython
- Easy Assembly, Hands-on construction
- Customizable, extendable & open-source
This kit is Suitable for:
- Students ages 12+
- Maker teachers & STEM camps
- DIY Robot hobbyists
- Homeschooling educators
- AI experimenters
- AI & robotics learners
Interactive, Engaging through AI Recognition, and Train Your Own Model
Mark comes pre-loaded with functionality to recognize colors, shapes, and objects within these categories. But of course, you should train your own custom models! We provide a colab notebook to guide you through this process. Check out this video of MARK interacting with pets!
On Device Model Training
Simple custom classifier models can be trained on MARK through data collection via the onboard camera, automatic data processing & model training by the CyberEye (brains of the MARK), and model deployment directly on MARK which can be saved for reuse on SD card.
Make A Self Driving Car That can Interactive with the external world
Implement your self-driving, advanced map & story-based projects or with Mark or use in robotics competitions! MARK is designed in the form of a car, so we'll preload code which allows you to implement basic self-driving car functionality once everything is assembled and connected.
There is also an ultrasonic sensor included for collision avoidance, a button which you can program to change modes and an electromagnet which gives MARK a "pick up" function. Simply attach metallic stickers (included in pack) on the back of an image card.
Durable Aluminum Body with Built-in 2.4″ color Screen & Pan-tilt camera
MARK has great extension capabilities, it includes a 2.4” color display screen and a pan-tilt camera.
With the display screen and camera, M.A.R.K. allows you to implement a variety of fun and educational projects related to robotics, self-driving technology, and computer vision.
The aluminum outer shell has a sleek design, with programmable headlights giving MARK a high-tech feel.
Rich Free Course Materials
make2Learn is our project and lesson sharing platform where you can access course content directly related to MARK and our other support projects. There are courses for Machine Learning and Autonomous Driving. Find more Lessons on make2learn.tinkergen.com.
Accessible Yet Intelligent
Codecraft: Scratch 3.0 Based Graphical Coding Software for Beginners
We want AI learning to be accessible to those from a variety of backgrounds so you'll be able to code MARK graphically by dragging and dropping code blocks.
Codecraft is a graphical programming software based on Scratch 3.0, developed by us which is available on desktop & in-browser. Codecraft will support MARK AI functions in drag and drop code, as well as enabling you to see what the MicroPython code would look like. Simply connect and then click upload to start using your MARK with it's edited program. If you're confident with your coding skills you can also go ahead and edit text-based Python code in Codecraft. You can even use your own custom models through Codecraft.
Micropython: for More Advanced Users
MaixPyIDE from SIPEED - More advanced users can choose to directly write code for MARK using MaixPyIDE. The cyberEYE mainboard's K210 chip has Microython firmware which features openMV support.
Easy Assembly, Hands-on Construction Experience
Customizable, Extendable & Open Source
Check the Robotics Extension Pack for Make a Robot Kit! Aim the harmless rubber band slingshot with AI or recognize and feed your pet a treat with the grabber attachment!
And there is also a machine learning Pack which helps users discover about Machine Learning, implementing the popular SUMO robot projects with the attachments and SUMO Competition Map.
Not enough? You can also 3D print your own cover to customize MARK into whatever color you like! Add structural modifications onto the Chassis which includes multiple attachment points.
* Note: grabber, slingshot attachment shown in images above are not included in Make A Robot Kit.
** Multiple color choices are not available for purchase, but STL files for 3D FDM printing with pla colors will be provided.
Interface board - Markduino
Included are stepper motor & spare servo ports which you could utilize to extend MARK as a robot with a grabber or conveyor functionality. The Markduino also includes spare Digital, Analog, and I2C ports, into which you can easily plug & play some compatible Grove series sensors. Read more about grove here. Those familiar with Arduinos will notice that the markduino pinout fits, so projects can be implemented with this controller too.
We've developed a mini-grabber and rubber slingshot attachment to extend the fun you can have with your MARK. This will be available in the Robotics Extension Pack but you are also welcome to make your own designs to extend MARK's applications.
Make A Robot Kit aka MARK, as seen on Kickstarter & in the Press
CNX Software MARK AI Robot Kit Aims to Teach AI & Robotics to 12+
hackster.io the Make A Robot Kit — Aims to Bring Artificial Intelligence to STEM Education
fabcross (JP) 自動運転ロボットカーを作ろう——AI搭載ロボットキット「Make A Robot Kit」
Notebook check (DE) Entwicklerkit wird zum Roboter mit AI-Funktionen
- Power Supply ：6 x AA batteries
- Data connection: USB C
- Display: 2.4" color LCD
- Storage: micro SD slot
- Connectivity via onboard ESP32: Wifi 2.4G, Bluetooth 4.2
- CPU: RISC-V Dual Core 64 bit with FPU
- KPU: CNN Hardware accelerator 0.25 TOPS @ 0.3W, 400MHz; overclock to 800MHz, 0.5 TOPS
- Static RAM 8MB Total: 6MB SRAM, 2MB AI SRAM
- Image Recognition: [email protected] [email protected] or overclocked 60fps
MARK Project Videos
What's in the Box
SHARED BY USERS
Fun for the whole family!The assembly up is kind of challenging for kids especially camera but they can make it with parents encourage and little bit help.
enjoyable Mother-daughter timeI taught my 12-year-old girl how to read the instruction and assemble the car. she then built the car successfully all on her own! I also taught her some basic electronics during the assembly and It took us the whole afternoon. Much more enjoyable and educational than our other weekend activities like movie watching. A good choice for lockdown2.
Interesting buildThis car is a good learning experience for young and old. Tech support was very helpful when I was unable to figure out the software part of the build.
Interesting design, detailed instruction, and fun projectsInteresting design, detailed instruction, and fun projects! A bit expensive but totally worth it. Good for entre-level students to get his feet wet in electronics.
Great STEM kit for boysMy son always loves robots and cars, and this kit is very suitable for him to take his first step in stem fields without too much difficult coding. It is good for kids to learn through playing - much more interesting than the usual class!