Who is Pololu?
Pololu was founded in 2000 by 3 students, who have always had the idea to create high quality products for students, instructors and teachers. It is not a coincidence, as they met each other at the prestigious MIT university where they gained a lot of needed knowledge and experience. Pololu's products are distinguished by their very high quality and general standard of manufacture. The most popular products include mobile robot equipment and robots themselves, with which the company is commonly associated. The company takes a reliable approach to the products it offers and provides a greatly detailed documentation, where there are useful schemes and high quality graphics. To make the task easier for those who are learning, the documentation also contains sample program codes so that the user can use them in practice. Furthermore, if there are any problems with the equipment, the customers can rely on the help of highly qualified engineers.
What do we offer? Polulu Zumo
One of the most popular products from Polulu is the minisumo - Zumo 32u4.The device is entirely complete, working with A-Star Polulu 3126 controller. What's important is that this platform is fully compatible with Arduino and can be programmed in Arduino IDE environment. The equipment is powered by four AA batteries, whose voltage is stabilized by the inverter. The device is equipped with two powerful DC motors that can generate 400 rpm. Moreover, the platform has a combat plough and an ATmega32u4 microcontroller. The device is equipped with H-bridges, which facilitate correct and precise motor control and a piezoelectric buzzer, i.e. a loudspeaker that generates simple sounds. Moreover, the device has a button to be programmed by the user, access to libraries for all electronic components and an internet guide. Everything you need to make the most of the device is included in this kit. It is perfect both as an educational device and for experimenting with more advanced projects.
Pololu A-Star 32U4
Another product from manufacturer Pololu, which has gained recognition among users all over the world and offers a very wide range of practical applications, is Pololu A-Star 32U4. This is a board that works on Arduino Leonardo module and with Atmega32u4 microcontroller. The device uses 7 digital PWM outputs and 8 analog inputs. The board is not equipped with soldered goldpins, so it can be used as the smallest version and built into the robot as a logic system. However, the board has a goldpin strip, so it is possible to connect it to Arduino boards. The board is powered by USB cable with 5V or by external VIN. The device is equipped with built-in LED diodes, full-speed USB controller and serial interfaces UART, SPI and 12C. It is an extremely efficient and functional device, which can be freely adapted to your ideas and projects. The great advantage is also its affordable price, which makes Pololu A-Star32u4 a great alternative for more expensive products.