Robot Arms, WetterBot and Pocket Operators!

Meet WetterBot.

Meet WetterBot.

The C.H.I.P.ster community continues its 2017 hot streak with Jan Van den Brink’s C.H.I.P.-powered Robot Arm, @RobertKatzki’s WetterBot and a PocketC.H.I.P. + Pocket Operator Collaboration by @emdkay. Let’s dig deeper!

WETTERBOT – Your friendly neighborhood weather robot

At Next Thing Co., we LOVE robots. When Wetterbot hit our Twitter account, it was very quickly circulated around the office to much excited giggling. Housing a C.H.I.P. in a rad robot shell complete with blinking eyes,  Robert Katzki created his own weather robot. With the Dark Sky API, Wetterbot fetches the current weather along with the next day’s forecast.


The code is available on Github and you can learn more about the project at Robert’s website.

MeArm – Your friendly neighborhood DIY C.H.I.P.-powered Robot Arm

C.H.I.P.-powered Robot Arm!

C.H.I.P.-powered Robot Arm!

When Jan Van den Brink and his son applied their new 3D printer to his son’s graduation project, a C.H.I.P.-powered robot arm was born. Prints from Thingiverse provided a wonderful way to calibrate the printer, while C.H.I.P. proved more than capable of running the servos with a simple python script and a web server for control. With their 3D printer already set up, the total cost of the project was under $20!

Instructions can be found at, complete with python script. Make your own and tweet us your results!

PocketC.H.I.P. + Pocket Operator!

PocketC.H.I.P. and Pocket Operator play well together!

PocketC.H.I.P. and Pocket Operator play well together!

Even before using them for PocketC.H.I.P. product research, we had Teenage Engineering’s Pocket Operators floating around the office. We never expected they’d play this well together.

By connecting the pocket companions with just a 1/8 cable, @emdkay used SunVox on PocketC.H.I.P. to generate samples on the fly for the Pocket Operator. Twitter was just as excited as we were. We’re definitely going to give this one a shot.

A sampling of the twitter reaction. We agree with the sentiment.

A sampling of the twitter reaction. We agree with the sentiment.


If you have a C.H.I.P. project, we want to see and share it! Snap some pictures, record some video and tweet your projects to @nextthingco, post in the NTC forums, or write them up at!

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