Pololu 3pi Robot

Pololu 3pi Robot
Pololu item #: 975 180 in stock

Price break Unit price (US$)
1 99.95
10 89.95
50 79.95


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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.

 Description Specifications (10) Pictures (17) Resources (28) FAQs (8) 

Documentation and other information

Pololu 3pi Robot User’s Guide (Printable PDF: 3pi.pdf)

User’s guide for the Pololu 3pi Robot.

Pololu AVR Programming Quick Start Guide (Printable PDF: avr_programming_quick_start_guide.pdf)

This guide explains how to get started programming your Orangutan or 3pi Robot in Windows, Linux or Mac OS X. It covers setting up an AVR development environment (Atmel Studio 6.1 for Windows users), installing the Pololu AVR C/C++ Library, and setting up the Pololu USB AVR Programmer.

Pololu AVR C/C++ Library User’s Guide (Printable PDF: pololu_avr_library.pdf)

Information about installing and using the C/C++ libraries provided for use with Pololu products.

Pololu AVR Library Command Reference (Printable PDF: avr_library_commands.pdf)

A reference to commands provided in the Pololu C/C++ and Arduino libraries for the AVR.

Building Line Following and Line Maze Courses (Printable PDF: building_line_courses.pdf)

Step-by-step instructions for building your own line-following courses.

Programming Orangutans and the 3pi Robot from AVR Studio 4

Guide for programming Orangutans and the 3pi robot from the Atmel’s older AVR Studio 4 IDE. It covers installing the Pololu AVR C/C++ Library, and setting up the Pololu USB AVR Programmer.

Programming Orangutans and the 3pi Robot from the Arduino Environment (Printable PDF: orangutan_arduino.pdf)

Guide to making the Arduino IDE compatible with the 3pi robot and the Orangutan SV-328, Orangutan LV-168, and Baby Orangutan B robot controllers, including Arduino libraries for interfacing with all of their on-board hardware.

Sample Project: 3pi Wall Follower (Printable PDF: 3pi_wall_follower.pdf)

Sample robot project for enhancing a 3pi robot to drive around objects on its left.

Sample Project: RC 3pi (Printable PDF: rc_3pi.pdf)

Sample robot project for making the 3pi radio controlled.

Application Note: Using the Motor Driver on the 3pi Robot and Orangutan Robot Controllers (Printable PDF: motor_driver_application_note.pdf)

Detailed information about the 3pi Robot, Orangutan SV-328/168 and LV-168, and Baby Orangutan B motor drivers, including truth tables and sample code.

3pi Robot Videos

Various videos of the Pololu 3pi robot in action.


File downloads

3pi quick-start sheet and schematic (486k pdf)
A print-out of this quick-start sheet is included in with each shipped 3pi robot.
3pi simplified schematic diagram (481k pdf)
Pololu 3pi Robot guia de usuario (3MB pdf)
A Spanish version of our Pololu 3pi robot’s user’s guide provided by customer Jaume B, updated Nov 16, 2009.
Line Maze Algorithm Presentation (505k pdf)
A detailed presentation on teaching a robot to solve a non-looped line maze written by customer (and robotics professor) R. Vannoy. This can help you to better understand how to solve a line maze with your 3pi or custom maze-solving robot.