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At the forefront of the Maker Movement is the “do-it-yourself” (DIY) and the idea of finding new ways and solutions, dealing creatively with materials and sharing these experiences with others.

Let your ideas run free and design your own robot variants

Be creative and design your individual robot. On the site you will find numerous ideas and suggestions to help you get started. Have fun trying it out.

The Bionics4Education educational concept aims to promote individualisation and project work. To this end, the Bionics Kits can be used to support project-based learning. For example, the Bionics Kits can be used to create individual projects and own extensions using 3D printing technology.

3D Printing
3D printing is a big issue for young people worldwide. That’s why we want to offer an opportunity for young people to deal with this topic in a creative and individual way. Experimenting with different materials should encourage the young people’s joy of experimentation.

Open Source approach
We want to support learners by making the CAD data freely available on the website (Link Support) and on GitHub (Link) for further development. We want to inspire and give impulses to realize own ideas, to become creative and to dare to try things out with simple tools.

Below are a few examples from the maker community for inspiration. We are looking forward to many more project ideas from you….

Bionics Kit - Bionic Fish, Bionic Elephant, Bionic Chameleon

DIY Hand

Alternatively, instead of the silicone cap used on the Bionic Chameleon, users can now recreate a DIY Hand inspired by the human hand. This is attached to the body using cable ties that are connected to the servo motors to create the hand movement. The Bionic Hand is modeled after the human hand. However, it only has four fingers, as only four servo motors were included in the Bionics Kit.

The idea for the DIY Hand came from Dutchy3D in the Netherlands.
www.dutchy3d.com

The 3D printing data can be found under Support

DIY 3-Point-Gripper

As an alternative to the 2-point gripper used for gripping the Bionic Elephant, you now have the option of developing a 3-point gripper yourself. This requires three Fin Ray elements and a base plate from the 3D printer.

The idea came from our developers in the Bionics4Education project team at Festo Didactic SE.

The 3D printing data can be found under Support

Further activities: Sensors

Find out from Mauritz Fethke, a tinkerer and DIY enthusiast, what other possibilities there are for making the Bionic Fish even “smarter” with the help of sensors.

Let yourself be inspired!

Note: The videos are currently only available in German.

Bionic Flower

DIY Bowl

Create your own bowl for the Bionic Flower. As an alternative to the supplied bowl, you can also consider for yourself whether there are other ways to design and construct an individually designed bowl. Let yourself be inspired by our proposal.

The idea came from our developers in the Bionics4Education project team at Festo Didactic SE.

The 3D printing data can be found under Support

Maker Movement

Maker projects

At the forefront of the Maker Movement is the “Do it Yourself (DIY)” and the idea of finding new ways and solutions, dealing creatively with materials and sharing these experiences with others. Bionics4Education takes this approach and combines Maker Education and STEM Education, in that, beyond assembly, learners can individually design and expand the Bionic Flower using, for example, 3D printers, other materials, hardware and software.

Own ideas individually and creatively implemented

If you are interested in sharing your ideas with the Bionics4Education community, please send us an email with your ideas and suggestions. Send an Email to: bionic4education@festo.com