Orangutan SV-168 Robot Controller

Orangutan SV-168 Robot Controller
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Want to build a small robot that doesn’t look like a PCB on wheels? The Orangutan is small enough for integrating into a small robot, rather than being the small robot. With a powerful Atmel mega168 AVR microcontroller, motor drivers, buttons, display, and buzzer, all you need to add is your own chassis, sensors, software,… you know, the fun stuff!

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Documentation and other information

Pololu Orangutan SV-xx8 and LV-xx8 User’s Guide (Printable PDF: svxx8_lvxx8.pdf)

User’s guide for the Pololu Orangutan SV-168, SV-328, and LV-168 robot controllers.

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.

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.

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.

Application Note: MLX90614ESF SMBus Communication with Orangutan Robot Controllers (Printable PDF: mlx90614esf_smbus_orangutan.pdf)

A guide for implementing the SMBus (I²C-compatible) protocol for the MLX90614ESF temperature sensor on the AVR-based Orangutan robot controller series. The guide includes sample code for taking temperature readings.


File downloads

Orangutan SV-168/SV-328 schematic diagram (60k pdf)
Sample AVR Studio 4 project for the ATmega168 to blink an LED (9k zip)
This is a sample AVR Studio 4 project that will blink an LED on an Orangutan with an ATmega168 microcontroller: Orangutan mega168, Orangutan LV-168, Orangutan SV-168, Baby Orangutan mega168, and Baby Orangutan B-168.
AVR Studio 4 test program for the Orangutan SV-168 (68k zip)
C code for the mega168: This is the program used to test each Orangutan SV-168 before it ships and is part of the program that comes pre-loaded on each Orangutan SV-168. It interfaces with all of the on-board hardware and can be used as a starting point for your own programs. This program requires the Pololu AVR library (libpololu). Please see the Orangutan SV-168 user’s guide for more information about using this test program.
AVR Studio 4 demo project #1 for the Orangutan SV-168 and LV-168 (14k zip)
C code for the mega168: This project demonstrates the fundamentals of using I/O lines on a mega168. Each line of the source code is commented, and there is a short tutorial in comments at the start of main() on using AVR I/O and on C bit-logic. The program will alternately flash the two user LEDs until you ground the general-purpose I/O pin PD0 (the right-most of the eight user I/O lines at the top of the board). Grounding pin PD0 will cause the program to pulse the buzzer pin instead of the LED pins, causing the buzzer to play a note. While intended for use on the Orangutan SV-168 and LV-168, this program will run on the Baby Orangutan B-168 and can serve as a useful example on how to use the ATmega48/168 I/O lines. It will run on the Baby Orangutan B-328 with some minor modifications.
AVR Studio 4 demo project #2 for the Orangutan SV-168 and LV-168 (16k zip)
C code for the mega168: This is a slightly more advanced program that demonstrates triggering actions with the user buttons and controlling the buzzer using one of the mega168’s hardware PWMs (as opposed to the processor-intensive software buzzer control we used in Demo 1). The program will cause the buzzer to play while the user buttons are held down. The button held down determines the frequency of the note the buzzer plays.
Toshiba TB6612FNG motor driver datasheet (308k pdf)