The build it yourself Microduino Self-Balancing Robot is a two-wheeled self-balancing mobile robot. The robot will attempt to self-balance itself upright during controlled movements or from external forces. It is controllable over Bluetooth from mobile devices (Android or iOS) using the Microduino mRobots app.
- Build a two-wheeled self-balancing mobile robot
- Wirelessly control the robot using mobile devices (Android or iOS) with the Microduino mRobots app
- Uses the Microduino Series modules
- Customizable Open Source code
- Contains all required electronics and enclosure materials
A Self-Balancing Mobile Robot
The Microduino Self-Balancing Robot is a two-wheeled self-balancing mobile robot kit. The kit is designed to be fun and easy to assemble. Meanwhile, learning about the different modules and their functions to create the robot.
The robot utilizes a 3-axis accelerometer and a 3-axis gyroscope chip (MPU-6050) to determine if it is tilting over. Two stepper motors then activate appropriately to compensate for this falling motion to maintain the robot?s upright self-balancing position.
The Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) chip (included) adds wireless communication to the Microduino Self-Balancing Robot. The robot can be remotely controlled by mobile devices running Android or iOS using the Microduino mRobots app. Control from the app allows for forward, reverse and left / right steering all the while the robot continuously self-balances itself.
Microduino Series Modules
This kit incorporates various Microduino Series modules. The Microduino Series is a set of modules which are Arduino compatible, have a small form factor, stack-able, modular, and re-usable. The modules were designed for hobbyists and tinkers to quickly create and prototype projects.
A Complete Kit
The kit contains everything needed to make the Microduino Self-Balancing Robot. Electronic hardware from the embedded processor (Core module) to the steppers motors and wheels are included. Also included are the precision laser cut enclosure pieces to house the electronic hardware. A recharge-able battery is also included which can be recharged with an included charger. The Open Source code is provided and can be modified for personal customization.
- Programming Software: Mkroduino IDE
- Way of Operation: Controlled via phone Bluetooth
- Core Module: Microduino-Core+
- Long-distance Communication Module: Microduino-nRF24
- Power Supply: Two 3.7V Li-ion batteries
- Size: 19.5x8.5x11cm
- Weight: 650g
- 1x Microduino Core (328p)
- 1x Microduino USBTTL-C
- 1x Microduino Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Module
- 1x Microduino Motion Module
- 1x Microduino Shield Stepper
- 2x Stepper Motor
- 2x Stepper Motor Axis
- 2x Wheels, 65mm
- 1x Li-ion (2S) Battery, 1000 mAH
- 1x Li-ion Battery Charger
- 1x MicroUSB Cable
- 2x 4 pin to 6 pin Cable (for Stepper Motor)
- 1x JST to Barrel Jack Cable (for Battery)
- 1x M2 Hex Key Screwdriver
- 1x Flathead Screwdriver
- 1x Phillipshead Screwdriver
- 8x Screw M3x6
- 2x Bolt M4x4
- 2x Screw M4x6
- 4x Nylon Stud M2x6+5
- 4x Nylon Screw M2x6
- 4x Nylon Nut M2
- 1x Self-Balancing Robot Enclosure Sheets