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 Atmel’s powerful ATmega328P AVR microcontroller, motor drivers, buttons, display, and buzzer, all you need to add is your own chassis, sensors, software… you know, the fun stuff!
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 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 6.0 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.
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.
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.