Category Archives: Fanbot

FanBot project

Building another 300 fanbots

The kids from primary school De Boschuil built 300 fanbots (celebrating carnival)!
See also the KekkeTek facebook page


Program your Fanbot Brain with Blockly!

BlocklyMBED compiler

BlocklyMBED compiler

You can program your fanbot with your own program!

Just insert the Fanbot brain in your PC while you press it’s “nose” and you will see a USB disk appear.

Now make your program here: Blockly Fanbot Compiler page

Press “Compile” and save the “firmware.bin” file on your Fanbot. Unplug your fanbot USB, plug it back in and see your program in action. (Note: downloading the file only works under Windows, and a modern browser is required with JavaScript enabled).

New tricks for your FanBot

The fanbot brain can do more!

There is an updated software version. The new updated software will allow your fanbot to move continuously, do random moves and smooth motion back and forth. See here how to install the new software on the brain.

Front side of the FanBot brain PCB

Front side of the FanBot brain PCB

Going strong….

The build process is picking up speed. See the live counter here




The first batch of fanbots

So: What is the result of these first workshop? We hope this gives an impression.Still a long way to go: But we will get there!

fanbot1      tribune1 

The first workshops…

During the first workshops, more than a 100 robots are built! The progress can be monitored on this website.


Robocup 2013 has started, the participants and fans are gathering

Robocup, first day       The first fans on the stand

The participants are gathering for Robocup 2013. The first fans have arrived on the stand. Only 998 to go! The workshops to build the FanBots will start on Wednesday.

The venue is starting to take shape

The preparations for the Robocup 2013 competition are gaining momentum. The sports arena is prepared to host teams from all over the world. More than 2500 participants are expected to come over to Eindhoven.

In addition, the stand for the Fanbots is assembled (this is only one section, but it is clear a lot of robots have to be assembled to fill all seats).

Fanbot Stand

A section of the stand for the Fanbots

The Fanbot Project!

During Robocup2013 the FanBots will be built! See this wiki page for background information (dutch).


Prototype                                                                                   Eerste systeem test