Submit ideas

Do you have ideas for a robot you would like to build? Send us a description or picture of your robot design idea and we might feature it on our site or even incorporate some of your suggestions in to future TeRK designs. We'd like to hear what your robot would look like and what it would be able to do.

To submit a robot design send us an email. We look forward to hearing all your ideas!

Featured robot design ideas

Design by Tapomayukh Bhattacharjee.

Robots

Several robot recipes are under development in the TeRK lab. Once the robot designs are completed and tested, full recipes including step-by-step instructions and a complete parts list will be freely available on our site. We expect to make the first recipes available in mid March.

robot assembly
ElevatorBot

ElevatorBot

This robot has an extendable arm attached to a 6ft tall mast situated on a two wheeled base. The tall mast allows the robotís camera to view the world from a human-height perspective. The arm can travel the length of the mast allowing it to reach the floor or reach objects such as elevator buttons and light switches.

video of prototype base

Here is a short video of the prototype base moving around via remote control (1.3MB, mpeg format).

robot assembly
QwerkBot

QwerkBot

QwerkBot is the simplest of the TeRK robot recipes. Motors, batteries, and a camera are attached directly to the Qwerk processor board. The QwerkBot is a good recipe for robot novices because it is small, inexpensive, and easy to assemble.