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!
- 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 3pi Forum Section
- The 3pi discussion section of the Pololu Robotics Forum.
- 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.