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Believotronics


Low Cost Open Source Robots

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Believotronics


Low Cost Open Source Robots

Grab the files and start printing or donate to help the project grow

Feel like participating in the design conversation? Head on over to our community forum.

Believotronics is a low-cost DIY open source robotics platform you can print and build at work or from home.

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Microscope Bot


explore the small

Microscope Bot


explore the small

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The microscope bot lets you see the world in a new way.

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Throughhole TH Solderbot


Throughhole TH Solderbot


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The Through Hole Solder Bot is our next big project. When it's complete, you will be able to automagically generate the coordinates and the code to solder though-hole components, freeing your hands to dance. All the pieces currently work separately, now we're updating the design to put them all together and give the gantry more degrees of freedom to make better contact with the leads

Pastebot


Pastebot


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Save time and money and increase yields by using an automated paste dispensing system. Avoid noisy air compressors with this stepper based design.

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Pick-and-placebot


Pick-and-placebot


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Low cost modular approach means leaving your reel installed. Scale as big as your space

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In-line, Automatic, Test Fixtures


In-line, Automatic, Test Fixtures


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Our vision is to create end-to-end turnkey software that generates test fixtures and test routines. In the meantime we're going to be building physical robots that help automatically load PCBAs into the test fixture, mark and separate failed units, and send passing units, down the assembly line.

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High Performance, High Precision


High Performance, High Precision


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We're developing high-performance stepper solutions to compliment our low-cost approach. There are hundreds of 3D Printer, Laser Cutter, and other robotic projects to draw from, integrate, and cooperate.

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Low Cost Robots have huge ROI


Low Cost Robots have huge ROI


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With sub $2 stepper motors, you can build machines that can help you speed up your electronics prototyping and make it easier to go from a quantity of one to a quantity of one hundred. Get research, customer, and client feedback sooner. More speed means shorter dev cycles, meaning more iterations. Save time *and* money. 

Commercial Robots are expensive

  • Companion robot arms start at $15K
  • Desktop TH Soldering starts at $40K
  • Desktop Pick and Place starts at $5K

DRAMATICALLY shorten the time to prototype electronics

Low Cost, open bom

  • Get started without a lot of money
  • Keep printing new parts, new functionality
  • The more you print, the more valuable it is
  • Set up your own microfactory
  • Don't have to ask for permission or funding. Grab the files and print!

 

Open, real-time Development

  • Download and use changes as they're posted
  • Everyone retains the ability to use the innovation
  • More users, more collaborators, more change
  • Use techniques from software DevOps to streamline, automate, and integrate processes that used to be klunky, manual, and separate.

 

 
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Our vision is based on humans


exotic and far out sounds for everyone

Our vision is based on humans


exotic and far out sounds for everyone

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There are many wonderful robotics projects out there. We hope to make a solution easy enough to bring more people to the table, give more people agency, and enable as many people as possible to become stakeholders in automation.

  • Our kits are easier because we focus on the naive user
  • Modular rail system is intuitive, flexible, and encourages experimentation
  • We actively pursue community development / participation / evangelism.
  • All our 3D objects are created from code. Our open API can be used to design your own unique solutions, and create UI to design variations.
  • Ethical Automation. Automation is a very mixed bag. The innovations drop the cost of medicine, goods, and services. Unfortunately automation also displaces workers and creates an ever increasing inequality. Everyone has 100% equity in the IP we create. Anyone can build these robots or use the designs to create goods and provide services

Videos


Videos


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Help us with your donation


Help us with your donation


Believotron is funded in part by sales of synthesizers, but a majority of our funds come from pledges on Patreon and direct donations. Help us make robots easier to use and more useful to everyone by giving today.

Build your own robot factory


Build your own robot factory


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We're looking for people who have the means to 3D print components and build our machines. Please participate on our forums if you're interested in building your own robotic microfactory.

 

 
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Partnerships Sponsorships Grants


exotic and far out sounds for everyone

Partnerships Sponsorships Grants


exotic and far out sounds for everyone

We are looking for Partners to help develop solutions for industrial, medical, and consumer applications. Do you have repetitive task that is keeping your valuable workers from doing more thoughtwork?

We are looking for Sponsors to promote their products and services during our appearances and in our content

We are especially interested in Grants or Angel Donations. Please contact us if you would like to donate or set us up with an informational interview with someone who would. We have a very good pitch deck.

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About Believotronics


About Believotronics


Pleasure Engineering

Independently, we feel the calling. We all remember the first time we fell in love with a sound machine and got lost in the twisty little passages, all alike. Hours would pass, grey matter would be throbbing with new connections. Neurons that fire together play together.

It's that feeling of wonder and discovery that draws us all to a lifestyle of synthesizers, gadget-boxen, and transcending electronics to provide the sublime.

Believotron is dedicated to designing open creations that delight. Not just Diet-Open with a handful of files released, but full assembly drawings, part-numbers, machine descriptions, and process documents. We think that the tools released last year are thousands of times more capable than tools released a decade ago and we would like to contribute to the accelerando. 

Our senior engineer has been at it for 17 years. He's shipped well over a billion dollars of hardware: a garage door on a 747 for the NASA SOFIA project (Psst we found oxygen on Mars), Semiconductor Test Equipment (Your cell phone, your car, your toaster, your...), Electric Vehicle Battery and Fuel Cell test, and several start-ups in security, transportation, and communication. Daniel balances his obtuse creativity with a strong desire to create quality hardware and documentation and is looking forward to setting a new standard for open hardware reuse and interoperability.

Our network includes Electrical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Manufacturing Engineers, Actors, Writers, Artists,  Chicago, SF, NY, Austin, Salt Lake, Belgium, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Taipei (Saved best food for last #NightMarket)

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