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Learn about electronics, mechanics and programming with the Arduino Robot. Designed in collaboration with Complubot, 4-time world champion in robocup junior robotics soccer, the Arduino robot is a self-contained platform that allows you to build an interactive machine to explore the world. This tiny computer on wheels can be hacked to perform all sorts of tasks. It arrives fully assembled and nearly ready to run with no soldering required. Just plug in the color LCD screen, install the batteries, launch the Arduino IDE and upload the example code over the USB cable. The robot comes with a number of integrated inputs: two potentiometers, five buttons, a digital compass, five floor sensors and an SD card reader. It also has a speaker, two motors, a color LCD screen and plenty of prototyping space and TinkerKit connectors for expansion. As you learn more, you can modify its software and even add your own hardware on top of it.
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. Arduino is now on wheels, come take a ride!
Example programs illustrate the possibilities of the robot to help you get up and running quickly with the basic functionality:
Logo: Tell your robot where to go through the on-board keyboard
Line Following: Draw a racing track and get your robot to run on it
Disco Bot: Turn your robot into an 8-bit jukebox and dance to the beat
Compass: Plan a treasure hunt with this digital compass
Inputs: Learn how to control the knob and the keyboard
Wheel Calibration: Tune the wheels to perform even better
Runaway Robot: Play tag with your robot using a distance sensor
Remote control: Reuse that old TV remote to command the bot on distance
Picture browser: Want to use your own images? This is how
Rescue: Train your robot to look for hidden pearls in a maze
Hello User: Hack the robot's welcome demo and make your own
Endless hours of experimentation and play for robotics novices and experts alike
Use it straight out of the box, modify its software or add your own hardware on top of it
Included Motor and Control boards microcontroller boards are based on the ATmega32u4 controller
Powered via the USB connection or with 4 rechargeable "AA" batteries (included)
Built-in US power plug for charging the on-board batteries
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What's in the box
Arduino Robot with ATmega32u4 control and motor boards