Since a lot of new platform being introduced lately in India we thought I will also talk a little about what we are working on since we got fed up with the stupidity being pushed out.
BaseBot is a low cost experimentation robotics platform targeted at Engineering and research community.
It comes with basic USB charging and Differential drive with encoder interface and a 20 pin interface to control it.
v1 will be a python programmable Wifi Controlled robot with 300 Mhz + processor running linux.
Work is also on connecting allwinner a10 based connectivity and shields with 1.2 Ghz , 512 Mb ram etc
So some main specs -
1000 Mah LiPo with DC boost
Optical Encoders with plastic DC motors
Solder pads to interface and expand as you wish ( No sensors included )
Python based online programming
Base - Pic32 with ADK , Serial and SPI support ( INR 2.2k @ 10 pieces )
v1 - OpenWRT Based , 300 Mhz + , Wifi ( INR 4.2 K @ 10 pieces )
v2 - Ubuntu Based , 1 Ghz + , Wifi ( < INR 4.9K @ 10 pieces )
Release dates are around End Jan .
And yes open source
If you have ideas / questions on how to improve etc please let us know .