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title: "Ergo Jr"
description: "Ergo Jr is a low cost arm designed for education. It is the little brother of the robots used in the 'Mathematics a beautiful elsewhere' experiment"
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Ergo Jr is a low cost arm designed for education, easy to build and modify. Thanks to visual programming, it can be used in schools to realize from small to more complex projects.
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Originally designed in the <a href="https://flowers.inria.fr/robots/ergo-robots/">"Mathematics: a beautiful elsewhere"</a> artistic experiment, the Ergo Jr has been adapted to fit with education needs.
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It is a robotic arm, consisting of 6 motors allowing life-like movements and 3D printed elements. The use of rivets make the assembly, modification and reassembly easy. Ergo Jr comes with three tools for different interactions with its environment: a lampshade, a gripper and a pen holder.
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The robot is controlled with a <a href="https://www.raspberrypi.org">Raspberry Pi</a> board, and a camera helps it interact with the world.
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Everything in the robot is let transparent and accessible to promote an educative approach and an interactive technology.
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<h2>Program Ergo Jr</h2>
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Ergo Jr relies on <a href="http://snap.berkeley.edu">Snap!</a>, a variant of <a href="https://scratch.mit.edu">Scratch</a>, the visual programming language. Its accessibility and efficiency make it a great tool to discover robotics and understand the digital world. It can be used directly on the robot with no additional installation.
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It comes with a set of pedagogical activities, developed with high-school teachers, ranging from the discovery of the robot and how to control it to more complex and integrated project. These activities are accessible for free on <a href="https://forum.poppy-project.org/tags/c/education/pedagogical-activities/ergo-jr">the project's forums</a>.
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The Ergo Jr kit is distributed by Génération Robots.
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<a href="http://www.generationrobots.com/en/328-robot-poppy-ergo-jr" class="large success button">Order your Ergo Jr</a>
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You can also browse the <a href="https://github.com/poppy-project/poppy-ergo-jr">source files</a> to build your own.
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