Version 2

Hedgehog Bot

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Out of workshop setup

Version 1

Hedgehog Bot

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What is it?

Hedgehog Bot is a build-it-yourself IOT (Internet-of-Things) robot kit. Designed for anyone aged 10 and above to learn about programming and building electronics.

What is IOT?

Internet-of-Things: A network of objects or things creating a more direct connection between computers and the real world, typically over wifi.

Why the name?

When showing people our prototype, they compared the wire-y exterior of our bot to that of hedgehog and the name stuck.

What’s it made of?

The Hedgehog Bot has a body made of MDF and uses readily available screen, motor, wifi and microprocessor parts as well as loads of wires! This results in a really low cost kit.

What are these challenges?

Above are the three challenges so that you can create your own Hedgehog Bot.

What do you need?

As well as the kit, you’ll need:

Who are we?

Scott and Joe - graduate electronic engineers from the University of Bristol. We have a passion for technology and education and we hope this kit brings those things together.

Joe's Email: joe_brown_(at)


This project was funded by the Blake Memorial Fund