Otto DIY Mission is to enable anyone in the world, teachers, parents, kids makers, and leaders to connect, share, learn and grow with each other. A new robot revolution, that empowers anyone in the world to successfully build their own robot; through the help of open source hardware, accessible technology, education and community, the Otto Builder community is all about sharing robots, getting feedback, troubleshooting and meeting all kinds of great people that want to build robots.
why it matters OPEN SOURCE technology?
we wouldn’t exist without open source. Otto DIY robots were born from the idea of an open source hardware and we are still faithful to this ideology. Everything we do, everything we sell, is open source.
what does this mean? All source codes, 3D printed parts, blueprints, instructions manuals… everything is freely available to anyone via our great partner Wikifactory a social collaborative platform. Because we strongly believe in the community and all the people around the world we enable by sharing knowledge. Otto DIY invests time and resources providing truly open source code and hardware. Purchasing these official kits is one way of support to our global mission.
Hi! i am Camilo Parra Palacio Founder and Designer of Otto DIY. I am a Product Design Engineer with big love for robots.
My journey started in 2014, when i got hired by a multinational in Shanghai, to work as an Industrial Designer. For 5 years i was living in China, designing multiple kinds of inflatable products, while at the same time, following my passion for robotics, in my spare time i was going to a small maker space in this huge city, to learn how to build my own robots; it was there were i designed & created multiple crowdfunded successful robots and decided to make Otto a robot that anyone can build. I realized that is not that difficult to make a robot, once you have the right tools, materials and parts in front of you.
I have recently moved to the Czech Republic in the center of Europe, where the term "Robot" and the best opensource 3D printer were created. Today i dedicate all my full time and effort into this big Mission of making robotics accessible to everyone in the world, with our great Otto Builder community.