Icaro tries to bring robotics to children as a educational tool. Consist in a open hardware board and free software interface. From there a teacher can create a robot and challenge students to make the robot perform tasks. the teacher can challenge older students to build and instruct the robot to perform tasks. Robotics became an excuse for learning programming logic, but also a practical demonstration of putting maths and physics at work. It can even become a subject for writing assignments.

This project is solving the Sensor Yourself challenge.


Our objective is to build a robot using open hardware and open software. We will use electronics parts that easily accessible in third world countries and reuse of material for structure. This will be an example that robotics can be done with basic knowledge of electronics. Finally we challenge students to load instructions in the microcontroler to make the robot perform tasks. For this it will be use a free software that has a block interface for programming. For this challenge the robot will move and sensor the environment to avoid obstacles, stop in case of having no options and emit alert for human intervention.

Project Information

License: GNU General Public License version 3.0 (GPL-3.0)

Source Code/Project URL: https://github.com/valentinbasel/icaro



  • German Ruiz
  • Porfirio Paiz
  • Samuel Gutiérrez Avilés
  • Aura Lila Gutiérrez
  • Fernando Espinoza
  • Cristhian González
  • Neville Cross