Discover Otto, the DIY Robot for hobbyists, enthusiasts, and educators. 3D Print Otto. Construct Otto. Program Otto, and give this DIY robot a personality of its own.
3D print, assemble, and program Otto: the DIY robot of tomorrow
The Otto DIY robot comes in either Maker Kits or Builder Kits and numerous designs to consider. Decide whether you want to 3D print the external parts for Otto, or simply order everything you need to get started immediately.
This DIY robot is 3D printable, buildable, programmable, and customizable. Otto follows controls directly from your mobile phone. Otto is even completely open source, meaning you have access to all the libraries, apps, and functions in Otto’s thriving Builders’ Community.
3D Print it yourself
All you need is 8 hours or less (reduce this by 50% if you have a high-range 3D printer), and your Maker Kit is ready for assembly. You can choose to 3D print additional parts, casing, eyes, new legs and arms, or whatever design elements you want to personalize on Otto.
This DIY robot can become whatever you imagine. Just see our write-up on Otto’s 2020 award in the Most Adaptable & Open Design category of the Distributed Design Awards. You’ll find how active and inspired our 3D printing enthusiasts and the DIY robot community has become.
Assemble it yourself
Build the Otto DIY robot from scratch. With approximately 1-2 hours assembly time, and absolutely no soldering and no complicated electronic engineering, Otto quickly comes to life.
The 4 micro servo motors, sensors, and buzzers are all easy to connect by a Phillips screwdriver, and run on AA batteries. Simply engineer your electronics, integrate these with your robot, and then you’re ready for the final step. Giving Otto a personality!
Program it yourself
Otto’s DIY robot makes programming intuitive and fun too. If you’re completely new to programming or more on the amateur level, no worries.
For more advanced programmers, you can also code Otto in Arduino in C/C++, or deploy Python and other advanced programming languages. No matter the age or level of technical knowledge, Otto adapts to you!
Customize it yourself
Otto’s DIY robot is also fully customizable, meaning you can personalize everything from how Otto looks to the coding controlling its actions.
Want a new body for your Otto? Design, customize, and 3D print new parts for Otto with modern computer 3D modeling tools. Redesign Otto’s head, face, casing, arms, and legs. Give Otto some unique aesthetics, like antennas, additional body parts, or anything you can imagine.
Write custom codes for your Otto to carry out, and then put your Otto to the test against the community. Looking for inspiration? Check out our 2020 Inventors’ Program to find loads of creative submissions and to meet our latest competition winner.
Deploy Otto in the classroom
Help students discover the excitement of robotics and incorporate STEM education in the classroom with Otto. Students will master the skills of tomorrow.
Otto Academy can help all ages learn the fundamentals of programming, mechanics, electronics, design, IoT and even AI. Our courses are designed to streamline the learning process, providing materials on everything from mechanical and electrical assembly, to programming, 3D modeling, app design, and more.
Contribute to STEM education
Want to help design even more courses for educators to use in the classroom? Teachers around the world are deploying Otto as the EdTech robotic solution for students to build, code, engineer, and design their own robot in class.
We are constantly creating new content for courses, and we’d love to hear any ideas you might have. Whether it’s sharing lesson plans or success stories, your input can help spread the joy of robotics from one learner to the next.
Apply to become an Otto Educator today. We’re looking for anybody who can help us build strong content for personalized learning. As a reward, you’ll even be compensated with your very own robot kits for your endeavors.
Join the community
Otto’s DIY robot community is a global network of builders, makers, programmers and educators. Join the movement today to share your knowledge of robotics, collaborate with other builders and makers, or to find inspiration for your next project.