Product description: 3pi+ Hyper Edition - robot platform with 32U4 controller and HPCB 15:1 motors - Pololu 4974
Assembled and ready to work version of the 3pi+ Hyper Edition advanced robot platform from Pololu. The robot is equipped with two DC HPCB motors with 15:1 gearing and a controller based on the ATmega32U4 chip. Pololu 3pi+ also features 9DoF sensors, IR reflective sensors for line detection, collision sensors (located in the front part of the casing), OLED 128 x 64 px graphic display, buzzer and power switch. The Standard Edition version has motors with 30:1 gearing and encoders that allow the robot to move at a maximum speed of about 4 m/s.
The robot is intended for more advanced users due to the difficulty of programming and easy to damage components. The manufacturer recommends keeping the speed of the motors below 50% in this version. A spare motor gear is included in the set - instruction.
3pi+ robot accessories
The robot platform with diameter of 9.7 cm contains ATmega32U4 based controller. The controller board is equipped with microUSB interface for programming and Arduino compatible bootloader. In order to program the robot use microUSB - USB cable (not included). The robot can be programmed in Arduino IDE environment, free libraries and sample codes for Arduino are also available. For more advanced users, additional ports are available, through which the robot can be expanded and additional accessories can be connected. The board also includes an H-bridge for motor control and sensors, along with encoders. Among the sensors we find: 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, OLED display, buzzer and status LEDs.
What is needed to get started with the robot?
- Four AAA batteries - 3Pi+ works with alkaline batteries and Ni-MH batteries, the manufacturer recommends using Ni-MH batteries.
- MicroUSB cable - required to connect the robot to a computer for programming and debugging.
3pi+ Turtle Edition robot specifications
- Motor: DC HPCB 6 V 15:1 170 rpm
- Robot movement speed: approximately 4 m/s
- Chip: ATmega32U4
- Dimensions: 97 x 96 x 36 mm
- Weight: 100 g