The Pololu Zumo robot is an Arduino-controllable tracked robot platform that is less than 10 cm × 10 cm—small enough to qualify for Mini Sumo. It includes two micro metal gearmotors coupled to a pair of silicone tracks, a stainless steel bulldozer-style blade, an array of six infrared reflectance sensors for line following or edge detection, a 3-axis accelerometer and magnetometer, and a buzzer for simple sounds and music. Just add 4 AA batteries and an Arduino (or compatible controller) and you are ready to push! No soldering or assembly is required.
The Pololu m3pi robot consists of a 3pi robot base with a fully assembled m3pi expansion board as its second level. This expansion board enables the use of a powerful 32-bit mbed development board as the robot’s high-level controller, which offers significantly more processing power and free I/O lines than the 3pi’s built-in 8-bit AVR microcontroller. There are also sockets for Wixel and XBee wireless serial modules as well as prototyping space for additional sensors and electronics.
The Pololu 3pi robot is a complete, high-performance mobile platform featuring two micro metal gearmotors, five reflectance sensors, an 8×2 character LCD, a buzzer, and three user pushbuttons, all connected to a C-programmable ATmega328 microcontroller. Capable of speeds exceeding 3 feet per second, 3pi is a great first robot for ambitious beginners and a perfect second robot for those looking to move up from non-programmable or slower beginner robots.
Buy an USB AVR programmer with your 3pi robot and save! A USB A to mini-B cable is included.
The Arduino Robot is the first official Arduino on wheels. The robot chassis is comprised of two serially connected platforms, each of which features an ATmega32U4 and acts as an independent Arduino board. The upper platform, called the Control Board, includes a five-button keypad, knob potentiometer, color LCD, SD card reader (with SD card), speaker, and digital compass. The lower platform, or Motor Board, controls the two integrated DC motors and includes five reflectance sensors that can be used for line following or edge detection. The robot ships fully assembled and includes a USB cable, rechargable batteries, and a wall adapter for charging.
The Scribbler 2 Robot (S2) is a fully assembled robot pre-programmed with eight demo modes including line-following and light-seeking. Custom programs for the S2 can be built using the graphics-based S2 GUI or text-based Propeller Tool code editor, both of which are available to download for free. These options, along with Parallax’s user-friendly documentation and manuals, make the S2 a great choice for both beginning and expert programmers.
The Boe-Bot Robot Kit is an educational kit complete with parts and text for building and programming your own Boe-Bot robot. No previous robotics, electronics, or programming experience is required. Please contact us to arrange for a special order if you would like to order large quantities.
If you think one robot is interesting, wait until you see two of them battling for control, Sumo-style. The SumoBot Robot Competition Kit is an educational kit that includes two texts and parts to make two competition-ready robots that comply with the Northwest Robot Mini-Sumo Tournament rules, the standard for many mini-sumo competitions. These little pushers will locate and knock their opponents right out of the ring while detecting the edge of the ring should an escape move be necessary.
The OWI-535 Robotic Arm Edge Kit is a remote-controlled robotic arm kit with five degrees of freedom, a 3.5oz (100g) lifting capacity, and an LED light. Using five motors with gearboxes, the Edge has a 120° wrist motion, a 300° elbow motion, a 180° shoulder motion, a 270° base motion, and a 0-1.77" (0-4.5cm) gripping motion.
The RC Snap Circuits Rover is a mobile, radio-controlled Snap Circuits platform. Build the 23 included projects and create many of your own circuits with the ample circuit-building space on top of this four-wheeled chassis. The included manual has projects that explore the fundamentals of circuit design and radio control.
The Deluxe RC Snap Circuits Rover is a mobile, radio-controlled Snap Circuits platform. Build the 63 included projects (including a rover that shoots a disc at the push of a button!) and create many of your own circuits with the ample circuit-building space on top of this four-wheeled chassis. The included manual has projects that explore the fundamentals of circuit design and radio control.
Comet is quick to respond and scurries speedily on command. A condenser microphone and a printed circuit board control this OWIKIT. Each time its sound sensor hears your command, it reacts; clap your hands or make any other loud sound to control it (and drop in a pen to make it draw!).