Orangutan X2 Robot Controllers

Pololu’s Orangutan X2 is by far the most powerful Orangutan. The design features a dual-AVR architecture that leaves an Atmel ATmega1284P AVR microcontroller almost completely available to the user while taking care of low-level motor control tasks on the pre-programmed mega328P. This chip also doubles as a programmer for the master processor. A stacked motor driver PCB allows the compact integration of beefy motor drivers that can deliver hundreds of watts. The Orangutan X2 is available with the VNH2SP30 or VNH3SP30 motor drivers and with or without a 4-line x 20-character LCD.

Orangutan X2 Package Options and Pricing

Components included in the Pololu Orangutan X2 Robot Controller with LCD.

  1. Orangutan X2 main board
  2. Motor driver (VNH2SP30 or VNH3SP30) daughter board
  3. USB A to Mini-B cable
  4. 4-line x 20-character LCD with LED backlight (with LCD option)
  5. Extra IDC connector for LCD (with LCD option)
  6. 15" LCD cable (with LCD option)


The most basic unit (VNH3SP30 motor drivers, no LCD) is $109. Upgrading to VNH2SP30 motor drivers adds $10 to the basic unit cost, and adding an LCD adds $30. The highest-end Orangutan X2 (VNH2 motor drivers with LCD), is $149. For more information about the VNH motor drivers, please see the “VNH3SP30 and VNH2SP30 Comparison” section of the dual high-power motor driver page.

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Pololu item #: 716
Price: $109.00
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This robot controller is by far the most powerful Orangutan, and it is intended for small and medium-sized robots. The design features a dual-AVR architecture that leaves an ATmega1284P AVR microcontroller almost completely available to the user while taking care of low-level motor control tasks on a pre-programmed mega328, which also doubles as a programmer for the master processor. This version features VNH3SP30 motor drivers. It does not include an LCD.

Pololu item #: 718
Price: $119.00
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This robot controller is by far the most powerful Orangutan, and it is intended for small and medium-sized robots. The design features a dual-AVR architecture that leaves an ATmega1284P AVR microcontroller almost completely available to the user while taking care of low-level motor control tasks on a pre-programmed mega328, which also doubles as a programmer for the master processor. This version features VNH2SP30 motor drivers. It does not include an LCD.

Pololu item #: 720
Price: $139.00
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This robot controller is by far the most powerful Orangutan, and it is intended for small and medium-sized robots. The design features a dual-AVR architecture that leaves an ATmega1284P AVR microcontroller almost completely available to the user while taking care of low-level motor control tasks on a pre-programmed mega328, which also doubles as a programmer for the master processor. This version features VNH3SP30 motor drivers and a 4-line x 20-character LCD.

Pololu item #: 738
Price: $149.00
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This robot controller is by far the most powerful Orangutan, and it is intended for small and medium-sized robots. The design features a dual-AVR architecture that leaves an ATmega1284P AVR microcontroller almost completely available to the user while taking care of low-level motor control tasks on a pre-programmed mega328, which also doubles as a programmer for the master processor. This is our top-of-the-line version, featuring VNH2SP30 motor drivers and a 4-line x 20-character LCD.