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CYBUG ROBOTIC LIFE FORM KITS

What is a CYBUG?

The CYBUG SERIES is a new, exciting type of educational kit. It combined elements of electronics, robotics, mechanics, and biology in a unique and lovable form. It's instructional, very easy to build, and fun to customize. The instruction manual is easy to read, and describes how to solder, the function of each component, and the components function in the actual robot. These kits are intended for novice robotisists.

The operating CYBUG acts as a living organism, with behavior and instinct designed in it's circuitry.  One of the most interesting characteristics of the CYBUG is it's ability to seek out it's own food source and energize itself. Just as a honeybee is attracted to a flower for it's nectar, the CYBUG is drawn to the light , where it is provided with a meal of raw energy where the feeding station exists( which it charges it's batteries with! )

The CYBUG is just one member of a new robotic eco-system which parallels nature in a unique and fascinating manner while educating it's owners in fundamentals of electronics, robotics, biology, and control systems. It is available either in kit form or with circuit board completed.

 

 

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CYBUG SOLARFLY  Kit (Solar Powered)  ( Beginners to Intermediate Kit )

The new SolarFly 2 is the direct descendant of the popular Solarfly, this greatly improved kit is an easier to build, more sensitive, more functional artificial lifeform with the ability to switch between solar mode ( chloroplast solar engine ) and battery mode ( 9V battery under circuit board ).

In battery mode, the SolarFly is a very fast and frantic light seeking photovore and is very photosensitive

You can replace the on-board 4700uF capacitor with a 1 Farad supercap for a solar powered phototropic speeder for even cooler action!

Best of all, the SolarFly 2 has a new lower price

Features:

bulletEasy to build design
bulletOver 30 parts
bulletAdheres to BEAM principles
bulletClear, educational instructions
bulletCool "dragonfly" styling
bulletTwo "switchable" modes of operation
bulletSolar Mode
bullet9V Battery Mode
bulletFlexible, bendable solar cell
bulletHyper-sensitive phototropic ( light seeking ) behaviour
bulletChloroplast Solar Engine
bulletDual obstacle avoidance feelers with memory
bulletGloss black high quality circuit board with silkscreen

$36.00 CAD for KIT

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CYBUG Flitterbug Kit  ( Beginner Kit )

The Flitterbug represents the low end of the ecosystem totem-pole:  the single-cell robot which creates energy from light to power a small motor.  Once there, try directing that energy in a swimming, rolling, walking, shaking, or spinning robotic lifeform!

Take your flitterbug to a sunny place and watch your motor come to life!  Once you’ve got your fusion powered motor going, get out the hot glue, pipe cleaners, and imagination to create all kinds of robotic phytoplankton!

The flitterbug is designed as an introductory robotic/electronic "craft kit"  This kit is perfect for those just starting out in electronics and for those who wish to experiment with different mediums to a unique form of "electronic art".

The perfect kit to get girls involved in robotics.

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$29.95 CAD

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CYBUG Hornet Kit ( Advanced Kit )

This insectiform robot is a cool advanced kit which teaches the builders the basics of soldering surface mount components while building a very cool biologically inspired solar powered robot.

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New type of solar charge pump called a "Dynamic Solar Engine".  The D.S.E. monitors ambient light level and selects a maximum and minimum charge level that best suits the available light.  This allows the robot to operate in a much wider range of lighting conditions.

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Includes "Robot Head" practice kit to get you up to speed soldering surface mount components.

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Uses modern surface mount components which allow the builder to become familiar with SMT soldering techniques.

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Includes fine-gauge surface mount solder!

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Includes two flexible solar cells!

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Includes over 40 components!

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Comes with excellent and educational illustrated building guide!

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Dragonfly is light seeking and obstacle avoiding.

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Very Active behaviour!

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$59.00 CAD

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Cybug SMarTi  ( Beginners kit )

Learn Surface Mount Soldering…  It’s Easy!

The CYBUG Smarti uses the same cool technology found in todays electronics to make a funky flashy magnetic electro-guy.

Uses modern surface mount components which allow the builder to become familiar with SMT soldering techniques.

Very Cool behavior! Springy legs! Flashy Led eyes!

Instructional Video here!

$15.00 CAD

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CYBUG QueenAnt kit  ( Advanced Kit )
This is a fun-to-build, educational and entertaining kit where you create an expandable, evolvable, and exciting member of your CYBUG robotic ecosystem! Experience robotic emergent behaviour as your QueenAnt drone explores it's robotic environment.  Build up an entire colony of robotic ants which interact, explore, and battle with other members of the CYBUG family of robotic lifeform!

The CYBUG QueenAnt is designed with open architecture and is easily expanded to be fully solar powered ( with our optional QueenAnt SolarWings add-on kit ) or programmable by adding an optional BASIC STAMP programmable micro-processor (Plugs right in!).   Comes in RED or BLACK!

$50.00 CAD

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SolarWings  Add-on for QueenAnt

This is a modification to your QueenAnt robotic bio-mech which allows the robot to run entirely from energy from the SUN! Includes all the parts you need to create the powerful Chloroplast solar engine, and a set of four solar cells to energize your QueenAnt.

Very active in sunlight!

QueenAnt kit not included...

$23.00 CAD for kit

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Flexible Solar Cells!  Cut-able, Bendable

These powerful, rugged amorphous silicon solar cells are rated at 3.7V  ( and actually measure 4.6V noon Sun) and 4.2V ( but measure 5.8V noon Sun ).  Both are great enhancements for the SolarFly, SunFlower or QueenAnt

They come rectangular (as shown ) but can be cut to wing-shapes without the loss of too much current capacity!

$7.84 CAD

PayPal shipping $1 first cell, $0.50 each additional cell

 

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CYBUG SCARAB 2 : Robotic Artificial Lifeform  (Intermediate Kit )
The CYBUG KIT is designed to behave and appear insect-like, and has full obstacle avoidance and reversing motors.

The robo-organism is nocturnal ( most active at night ) and can be configured to be photo-tropic ( light seeking ) or photo-phobic ( light avoiding ). A quick adjustment of the potentiometer causes the CYBUG to behave aggressively as a predator, or timid and slow moving like a herbivore. No two CYBUG are exactly the same and you will come to recognize the unique characteristics of each!

The CYBUG's behavior can be enhances by adding on the Higher Brain Function daughter-boards:  The HUNGER ( HBF-1 ) and PREDATOR (HBF-2). 

Instruction manual discusses operation of CYBUG and all components used at a novice level.

( Kit requires soldering iron and basic handtools.  3 hours estimated completion time.)

$50.00 CAD for KIT

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CYBUG Centipede /  Cybermite : Hexapod Walker upgrade for the CYBUG Scarab (Intermediate Kit )

Very cool 6-legged hexapod add-on for your Scarab or Scarab 2.  Time for a little off-road action!

Also comes with a bonus robot kit:  the wild, remote controlled Cybug Cybermite!  Use as is, or use it as the starting point for a your own design!

$40.00 CAD for KIT

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CYBUG Instinct Module 

Add more brainpower to your Scarab 2! This plug on addition to the scarab2 turns it into a herbivore, predator, and even works with the Centipede legs!  Powered by a Tiny24 microcontroller, it even includes ISP connectors so you can program it yourself!

Create you Cybug Ecosystem!  Amazing behavior!

Features...

- Behavior adjustment using jumper plugs

- Battery level monitor in herbivore mode which makes but attracted to light when low on power, afraid of light when batteries charged

- IR transmitters front and back to attract predators

- IR receivers in predator mode to find herbivore ( prey )

- Easy to attach to Scarab2.

- ISP connector provided for additional programming by interested users.

 

 

$25.00 CAD for KIT

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cybug_6.gif (34848 bytes) cybug_4.gif (42409 bytes) CYBUG SCARAB HUNGER MODULE KIT : HBF-1

The HBF-1 HUNGER instinct gives your CYBUG herbivore behavior!   It continually monitors the energy level of it's battery/energy source and causes the robot to be attracted to light when hungry ( where a feeding station may be found ) or attracted to the safety of the dark when it needs no recharging.

Requires an old version CYBUG SCARAB1, basic hand tools, soldering iron, and 1 hour to complete.

$23.00CAD

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Predator Module

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Prey Module

CYBUG SCARAB PREDATOR MODULE KIT: HBF-2
The CYBUG SCARAB Predator Module ( HBF-2) contains a sensitive Infra-red receiver board for the "attacking" CYBUG and a 40 kHz IR emitter"scent" board for the prey CYBUG.

Once installed, the predator will lay in wait until an unsuspecting PREY CYBUG wanders within a few meters.  If the opportunity is right, the PREDATOR will than race after and contact the PREY CYBUG.

Requires a old version CYBUG SCARAB1, basic hand tools, soldering iron, and 1 hour to complete.

$25.00 CAD

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Motor Controller
Control two motors up to 48V and 4 Amps!

This little circuit board packs a lot of punch! It enables a small digital circuit or computer output to control a pair of powerful motors, each bi-directionally. From a set of TTL inputs, you may drive inductive loads ( including relays, solenoids, stepping and DC motors) from 3 to 46 V with currents up to 4 amps!

$25.00 CAD

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