The Baby Orangutan is Pololu’s smallest robot controller: it packs an AVR microcontroller and two motor drivers into a tiny 24-pin DIP package, making it perfect for everything from micro sumos to auxiliary control on larger robots. This version includes Atmel’s mega168 microcontroller with 16 KB of program memory and 1 KB of RAM.
- A free, open-source suite of development tools for the AVR family of microcontrollers, including the GNU GCC compiler for C/C++.
- AVR Studio 4
- The older version of Atmel’s free integrated development environment (IDE) for AVRs, which is no longer supported by Atmel.
- ATmega168 documentation
- Atmel’s product page for the ATmega168.
- Pololu Robotics Forum
- Pololu Robotics and Electronics forum — get technical support, share your project, or just drop in to say hi.
- AVR Freaks
- AVR community with forums, projects, and AVR news.
- An open-source C library for the Orangutan family of robot controllers. Note: this library was not created by and is not maintained by Pololu; it contains only limited support for the Orangutan X2 and does not directly support the Orangutan SV-168, Orangutan LV-168, or Baby Orangutan B revision.
- Tutorial: AVR Programming on the Mac
- Customer Michael Shimniok has written a guide to programming AVRs (the Orangutan LV-168, specifically) using the Mac.