After the success of Hack Roboy #1 in last December, we are glad to announce that Hack Roboy #2 has been an even greater success! For 72 hours straight, about 40 hackers worked on Roboy during labor day weekend and tackled their challenges with agile strategies and the latest technologies. It was a fun filled event with loads of pizza, beer and hacking and the diversity and quality of the projects has been overwhelming!
On 24th April, Roboy warmly welcomed the 30 new students that joined the team this semester. We are now a team of 40 students striving to build the Roboy 2.0 by the end of 2017. The day started with the introduction and welcome of the new students, followed by prototyping of the new Roboy by the 5 sub-teams.
At the booth of our partner 1zu1 prototypen, roboy caught the heart of the visitors of the swiss plastics fair. For many the most intriguing part was roboy’s hand – printed in one piece including the joints. The complexity of the part, which includes small cable channels, spring mounting and a rotational joint that mimics the natural rotation of the ulna and radius bones would not have been possible with any other manufacturing technology and truly shows how the consequent use of 3D printing made the creation of roboy possible.
Oh Yeah! Roboy just confirmed his next awesome stay in 2014! He’ll be at CeBit 2014 in Hannover from 10.3. to 14.3. in the SWISS Innovation Pavilion on Research & Innovation together with many exciting Start-ups, ETH, EPFL, University of Zurich and innovative ICT companies. Almost 100’000 visitors will see me … oi!