Pololu is one of the most recognizable and popular manufacturers of electronic equipment among robots, electronics engineers and students of technical universities. It has a strong reputation as a brand that cares for its customers and produces durable, high quality equipment. By manufacturing and selling its products, it serves both the manufacturing industry, professional engineers and the education sector. The company offers a variety of equipment - from electric motors, wheels, sensors and control electronics to fully fledged, ready-made robots.
Pololu - robotics in Hawaiian
Pololu is a company established in 2000 - it was founded by three students of MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). The students made it possible to improve the work of robots thanks to the first product of their company - a device for communication between autonomous robots. It uses appropriately placed infrared light diodes. Thanks to such devices and appropriate software they find each other easily and quickly. Such a device is used in many robots to determine the position of other objects - based on them, it is possible to build devices that return to the "base" or a "cat" and "mouse" robot that will chase each other.
Where did the name Polol come from?
Pololu (Hawaiian long spear) is a valley on the northern coast of the Great Island of Hawaii, which became an inspiration for the company's unique name - the two founders flew there remote-controlled gliders as part of high school entertainment.
What is Pololol?
After all three founders had completed their studies, the company moved to Las Vegas, where taxes are lower and the climate is more suited to the young creators. Currently, Pololu is one of the best recognized manufacturers of electronics offering high quality equipment. In the world, including Poland, students of technical universities willingly use high quality equipment to build modern robots. The company offers durable DC motors of various parameters, which can be easily controlled using, for example, ready H-bridges from the manufacturer. In the offer you will also find perfectly made casters or swivel support balls for small mobile robots. The company also uses such tools as Arduino or ATmega microcontrollers. You will also easily find kits to build your own robot, ready-made robots (for example Zumo to assemble or ready), controllers, magnetic and optical encoders, controller for stepper motors, housings, motor mountings, track wheels, linear motors, stepper programmers, card reader modules, various sensors (gas, pressure, end sensors), converters and robots such as Zumo or line follower.
Pololu is a high quality
Polol's products are always characterized by high quality and customers can count on full support - full documentation is available for each product with connection diagrams, high-quality pictures, data sheets, diagrams and even sample codes to use. If necessary, you will also find spare parts easily. You can also call the manufacturer or send an e-mail with your inquiry, and you will surely get an answer from the engineers working there.