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Poppy is the name of a series of open source educational robot.

“Poppy Project is an open-source platform for the creation, use and sharing of interactive 3D printed robots. It gathers an interdisciplinary community of beginners and experts, scientists, educators, developers and artists. They all share a vision: robots are powerful tools to learn and be creative, and they collaborate to improve the project. They develop new robotic behaviors, create pedagogical contents, design artistic performances, improve software or even create new robots.” (Getting Started, retrieved July 14 2017)

Poppy can be programmed with three languages

  • Snap!, a block language
  • Python
  • Any (through a REST API)

Poppy Ergo Jr

“The Poppy Ergo Jr robot is a small and low cost 6-degrees-of-freedom robot arm. It is made of 6 cheap motors (XL-320 Dynamixel servos) with simple 3D-printed parts.”

  • Parts can be printed with any 3D Printer. As of July 2016, some parts could/should be adjusted for easier printing (according J.D. who did build one at TECFA)
  • The 6 motors cost about 20 each.