Product description: 3pi+ Hyper Edition Kit - robot build kit with 32U4 controller and 15:1 HPCB motors - Pololu 3739
A complete3pi+robot platformin Hyper Edition versionwhich includes a32U4basedcontrollerandmicro HPCB DC motorswith 15:1 high speed gearing. The kit includes components for self-assembly and soldering. The 3pi+ programmable robot has built-in9DoF,reflection and bumpsensors(located on the bumper),LCD display, buzzer and power switch. Two HPCB motors withencoderstogether with two wheels and an auxiliary support ball enable the robot to move at approx. 4 m/s.
The 3pi+ robot in the Hyper Edition version requires self-assembly, including soldering. The robot is intended for more advanced users due to the difficulty of programming and easy to damage elements. The manufacturer recommends keeping the speed of the motors below 50% in this version. A spare motor gearbox is included in the kit -instruction.
Equipment of the 3pi+ robot
The Pololu 3 Pi+ robot is equipped with a main board based on32U4chip, its diameter is only9.7 cm. It is equipped with aUSB interfacefor programming the board and anArduino compatible bootloader.Programming requires USB - microUSB cable(not included). The robot can be programmed inArduino IDEenvironment, there are also available libraries and sample codes for Arduino, which will help to start working with the platform. For more advanced users, there are additional ports to which you can connect additional accessories. The board also includesan H-bridgefor motor control and sensors, along with encoders. You can find such sensors as: 3-axis accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer, 5 IR reflective sensors to detect surface edges, as well as right and left collision sensors. Three buttons for any user use, LCD display, buzzer, and status LEDs.
What do I need to get started with the robot?
- Four AAA batteries - 3Pi+ works with alkaline batteries and Ni-MH batteries. Manufacturer recommends the use ofNi-MH batteries.
- MicroUSB cable- required to connect the robot with the computer for programming and debugging.
Elements included in the kit
- 3pi+ chassis kit
- 32U4 robot controller
- TwoDC HPCB 6 V motors with 15:1 gearing
- 8x2 LCD display
- Spare motor gearbox
3pi+ Hyper Edition robot specification
- Motor: DC HPCB 6 V 15:1 2100 rpm
- Robot movement speed: 4 m/s
- Chip: ATmega32U4
- Dimensions: 97 x 96 x 36 mm
- Weight: 100 g