Arduino Robot

Arduino Robot

The Arduino Robot is the first official Arduino on wheels. The robot has two processors, one on each of its two boards. The Motor Board controls the motors, and the Control Board reads sensors and decides how to operate. Each of the boards is a full Arduino board programmable using the Arduino IDE.

O Arduino Robô é o primeiro Arduino oficial sobre rodas. O robô possui dois processadores, um em cada uma das placas. Uma placa controla os motores, e outra controla as leituras de sensores e decide como operar. Cada uma das placas é um Arduino completo programável usando o Arduino IDE.


Both Motor and Control boards are microcontroller boards based on the ATmega32u4. The Robot has many of its pins mapped to on-board sensors and actuators.

Ambas as placas são baseadas na ATMEGA32U4 . O robô tem muitos dos seus pinos mapeados para sensores incluídos nas próprias placas.

Programming the robot is similar to the process with the Arduino Leonardo. Both processors have built-in USB communication, eliminating the need for a secondary processor. This allows the Robot to appear to a connected computer as a virtual (CDC) serial / COM port.

A programação do robô é semelhante à do Arduino Leonardo. Ambos os processadores tem embutido comunicação por USB, eliminando a necessidade de um processador secundário.

As always with Arduino, every element of the platform – hardware, software and documentation – is freely available and open-source. This means you can learn exactly how it’s made and use its design as the starting point for your own robots. The Arduino Robot is the result of the collective effort from an international team looking at how science can be made fun to learn.

Como sempre acontece com Arduino , cada elemento da plataforma – hardware, software e documentação – está disponível gratuitamente. Isso significa que vocês pode saber exactamente como ele é feito e usar este projecto como ponto de partida para os voços próprios robôs. O Arduino Robot é o resultado do esforço colectivo de uma equipa internacional.

Control Board

Microcontroller ATmega32u4
Operating Voltage 5V
Input Voltage 5V through flat cable
Digital I/O Pins 5
PWM Channels 6
Analog Input Channels 4 (of the Digital I/O pins)
Analog Input Channels (multiplexed) 8
DC Current per I/O Pin 40 mA
Flash Memory 32 KB (ATmega32u4) of which 4 KB used by bootloader
SRAM 2.5 KB (ATmega32u4)
EEPROM (internal) 1 KB (ATmega32u4)
EEPROM (external) 512 Kbit (I2C)
Clock Speed 16 MHz
Keypad 5 keys
Knob potentiomenter attached to analog pin
Full color LCD over SPI communication
SD card reader for FAT16 formatted cards
Speaker 8 Ohm
Digital Compass provides deviation from the geographical north in degrees
I2C soldering ports 3
Prototyping areas 4

Motor Board

Microcontroller ATmega32u4
Operating Voltage 5V
Input Voltage 9V to battery charger
AA battery slot 4 alkaline or NiMh rechargeable batteries
Digital I/O Pins 4
PWM Channels 1
Analog Input Channles 4 (same as the Digital I/O pins)
DC Current per I/O Pin 40 mA
DC-DC converter generates 5V to power up the whole robot
Flash Memory

32 KB (ATmega32u4) of which 4 KB used by bootloader

SRAM 2.5 KB (ATmega32u4)
EEPROM 1 KB (ATmega32u4)
Clock Speed 16 MHz
Trimmer for movement calibration
IR line following sensors 5
I2C soldering ports 1
Prototyping areas 2

 

The Robot is available from 189€.

O Robô está disponível por 189€.


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