🪲 Bakiwi Workshops in Berlin

Please find an English version below.

Liebe Bakiwifans,

Danke für Eure zahlreichen Nachfragen, endlich ist es soweit:

Wir machen wieder Bakiwi-Workshops \o/

Wenn Ihr Lust habt, Euren ersten Laufroboter selbst zu bauen, inklusive Löten lernen, dann holt Euch Euer Ticket für eine der vier Workshop-Sessions in Berlin-Friedrichshain am 3. oder 4. September.

Im Workshop lernt Ihr, wie Ihr Euren Bakiwi-Laufroboter lötet und zusammenbaut und wie Ihr immer wieder neue Roboter-Beine erfinden könnt. Ihr dekoriert Euren Roboter mit Hilfe der bereitgestellten Materialien individuell und am Ende der Session können alle Teilnehmenden ihre Kreationen präsentieren und die Roboter gemeinsam laufen, hüpfen und tanzen lassen.

Dieser Workshop ist für Junggebliebene, für Neugierige und für Kinder ab 7 Jahren. Für den Workshop sind keine besonderen Vorkenntnisse erforderlich. Kinder unter 12 Jahren müssen von einer erwachsenen Person (z.B. Tante oder Opa) begleitet werden.

Ein Lötkolben und alle Werkzeuge, die Ihr zum Bau Eures Roboters benötigt, werden von uns zur Verfügung gestellt. Ihr müsst nichts mitbringen, außer Spaß und Neugier. Gerne könnt Ihr aber auch eigene Bastel- oder Upcycling-Materialien für Roboterbeine und Dekorationen mitbringen.

Die Workshops finden in Berlin-Friedrichshain statt, den aktuellen Veranstaltungsort und die Termine entnehmt Ihr bitte der Ticketseite. Unsere Vormittags-Session beginnt um 10 Uhr und die Nachmittags-Session beginnt um 15 Uhr. Der Workshop dauert ca. 3-4 Stunden.

Wir freuen uns auf Euch!
Liebe Grüße
Oswald und Matthias von Jetpack



Dear Bakiwi fans, thanks for your numerous request, finally it’s happening:

We’re doing Bakiwi workshops again \o/

If you’re keen on building your first walking robot yourself, including learning to solder, then get your ticket for one of the four workshop sessions in Berlin-Friedrichshain on September 3rd or 4th.

At the workshop, you will learn how to solder and assemble your Bakiwi walking robot and all the different ways to create new legs over and over again. You will individually decorate your robot with the help of the provided materials and at the end of the session, all participants can present their creations and let the robots run, hop and dance together.

This workshop is for the young at heart, for the curious, and for children from 7 years. The workshop is beginner-friendly. No previous knowledge is necessary. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult (e.g. aunt or grandpa)

The workshops will take place in Berlin-Friedrichshain, please find the actual location and dates on the ticket site. Our morning session starts at 10 a.m. and the afternoon session starts at 3 p.m. The workshop lasts around 3-4 hours.

A soldering iron and all the tools needed to build your robot are provided by us. You don’t have to bring anything with you, except fun and curiosity. You are welcome to bring your own handicraft or upcycling materials for robot legs and decorations.

We look forward to you!
Kind regards
Oswald and Matthias from Jetpack

Pet robots comparison

While preparing flatcat for release and the time before we collected and researched our peers and competition. Below is the first draft of our pet robot comparison matrix. The matrix lists several related robots on the market and shows different features on the columns.

Mobility comes to mind immediately to be added, in the meantime the top three rows are immobile robots. Prices are approximate and in USD units. The “touch+” criterion means there is a motor in the robot that can feel a force applied through touch or gravity. For this we use our in-house Sensorimotor module. More on that soon. Be in touch with any questions or comments and more things to include.

Current table 2021-08-27

RobotAvailOpenForceCloudPriceLinksCompanyFakeSurpriseCuteEnergy
TamagotchiYNtamagotchi.comBandai
FurbyYNFurby @hasbro.comHasbro
ParoYNNN5000https://www.paroseal.co.uk
https://www.parorobots.com
AIST20 (eyes)100
NicoboCNNY300Nicobo announcementPanasonic80 (eyes, speech)100
QooboYNNY400QooboYukai Engineering100
MoflinCNNY400Moflin @kickstarterVanguard Industries100
MarscatCYNN700elephantrobotics.comElephant Robotics80 (eyes, cat-body)30
flatcatYYYN1000flatcatJetpack Cognition Lab070
BittleCYNN250Bittle @petoi.comPetoi
AiboNNNY2800Aibo US (not available for EU)Sony
CozmoPNNY220Anki /Cozmo @digitaldreamlabs.comDigital Dream Labs
MoxieYNNY1700Moxie @embodied.comEmbodied, Inc.
LovotY?NY4000Lovot?????
KikiNKiki
MaicatNN???MacroactMacroact??
MiroY???£ 2450Buy MiroConsequential robotics??
PurrbleY???$ 50Buy PurrblePurrble??

Legacy table

Pet robots comparison matrix simple

Legend: Yes (Y), No (N), Crowdfunding (C), Pre-order (P), S (Secondary market), M (Maybe)

name open touch+ price cloud avail cute company
pets              
Tamagotchi N N < 100 N S 20 Bandai
Furby N N 180 Y Y 100 Hasbro
Moxie N N 1700 Y Y 70 Embodied, Inc.
Paro N M 5000 N Y 100 AIST
Nicobo N N 300 Y C 100 Panasonic
Qoobo N N 400 Y Y 100 Yukai Engineering
Moflin N N 400 Y C 100 Vanguard Industries
Marscat Y N 700 N C 30 Elephant Robotics
flatcat Y Y 500 N C 70 Jetpack Cognition Lab
Bittle Y N 250 N C 30 Petoi
Aibo N N 2800 Y N 70 Sony
Cozmo N N 220 Y P 70 Digital Dream Labs

Author: Swam Bulet

Created: 2021-03-03 Mi 19:06

Crawling the future 🐛 with Bakiwi 🐞

Jetpack Cognition Lab is developing novel biologically-inspired robots for the consumer market.

The first product “Bakiwi Kit” is available on https://bakiwi.shop since mid June 2020 and marks the starting point of a far-reaching vision – a robot in every household.

With Bakiwi Kit, curious people of every age (6-99) will playfully learn about the world of legged locomotion.

In doing so, Bakiwi breaks new ground in the communication of MINT topics.

Bakiwi robots are brought to life individually by assembling and soldering them with your own hands.

The company was founded in 2019 and currently employs a team of three in its Berlin Friedrichshain premises. More information can be found at https://jetpack.cl, Twitter or Instagram.