Factsheet

Developer:
ScratchDuino
Based in Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Founding date:
September 1, 2006

Website:
scratchduino.com

Press / Business Contact:
info@scratchduino.com

Social:
twitter.com/ScratchDuinoCom
facebook.com/ScratchDuinoCom
Skype

Releases:

Address:
191040, Ligovskiy 50-15-115
Saint-Petersburg
Russia

Phone:
+00 (7) 911 919 69 69

Description

ScratchDuino is a highly customizable, simple and interactive open source robot kit with magnetic-mount sensors.

Press-release 1
Scratchduino is going to Kickstarter! scratchduino.com.

Press-release 2
The Government of Finland promotes ScratchDuino OpenSource Robotics Kit for Education. scratchduino.com.


History

Early history

ScratchDuino team consists of professional teachers, designers and programmers, working in educational software and hardware development. We got an idea to create our own robot kit for students and robotics amateurs 4 years ago. We found that most of commercial robot kits are too complex to assemble and are closed source, while we believe that educational software and hardware should be open source. Thus, we decided to start from scratch, literally: we developed our own robot kit using Arduino as the basic hardware platform and Scratch as the programming language, getting ScratchDuino as a result.

After that

Initial fundraising showed a lack of interest from banks and potential investors. They require commercial patents and closed source solutions, while we are open source evangelists. As a result we decided to go to Kickstarter, where we hope to meet people like us. Currently we manufacture our robots at Fablabs and hackerspaces. We will continue our cooperation with them for the sake of of global community development.


Videos

Kickstarter Video YouTube

Scratchduino speech for Google RISE summit YouTube


Images

download all screenshots & photos as .zip (17MB)
scratchduino.png

There are far more images available for ScratchDuino, but these are the ones we felt would be most useful to you. If you have specific requests, please do contact us!


download logo files as .zip (260KB)
logo

Awards & Recognition

  • "Winner in Finlanding 2014 contest." - Helsinki, Finland, Aug, 2014
  • "Google RISE Award 2014." - San-Francisco, January, 2014
  • "Google RISE Award 2013." - London, Febr, 2013

Selected Articles


Kickstarter
More information about the ScratchDuino robots construction kit can be found here: kickstarter.com.

Google Rise
Google Rise Awards winners: google.com.

Finlanding 2014
More information about Finlanding: ingria-startup.ru.


Team & Repeating Collaborators

Andrey Smirnov
Production, project manager

Alexander Kazantsev
Author of the original idea, Engineer

Ekaterina Lvova
QA, Developer

Alexander Khryukin
Software Developer

Anastasiya Vanyukevych
U.S. marketing manager

Svetlana Chernonos
Event manager, Finance

Konstantin Isaev
Engineer


presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks