Orangutan Robot Controllers
Pololu’s Orangutan robot controllers are combinations of microcontrollers and additional hardware useful for controlling robots. All Orangutans feature Atmel AVR microcontrollers, multiple H-bridges for direct control of DC motors, and most units have integrated LCD displays. All units except the Orangutan X2 and Orangutan SVP require external programmers such as Atmel’s AVRISP or the Pololu USB AVR programmer.
The Orangutan family currently has four members:
- Orangutan SV-328 is a next-generation replacement of our original Orangutan. It operates from 6 V to 13.5 V and includes motor drivers that can deliver a continuous 1 A (3 A peak) per channel to two independent motors. A powerful voltage regulator allows the 5V bus to deliver up to 3 A—enough to power servos and other high-power peripherals for which the battery voltage would be too high.
- Baby Orangutan packs the same basic hardware as the Orangutan SV-328 into a familiar 24-pin DIP-size package. This is the only Orangutan product without explicit LCD support, but an LCD can be connected externally.
- Orangutan SVP is a super-sized version of the Orangutan SV, with a built-in AVR ISP programmer, more I/O lines, and more regulated power. It is based on the ATmega324 or new ATmega1284 AVR microcontroller and features higher-power dual motor drivers (2 A continuous per channel), a bigger 16×2 LCD, and a demultiplexer for easy control of up to eight servos. The operating range is 6 V to 13.5 V.
This is a super-sized version of our popular Orangutan SV, with a built-in programmer, more I/O lines, and more regulated power. It is based on the ATmega324 or new ATmega1284 AVR microcontroller and features higher-power dual motor drivers, a bigger 16×2 LCD, a demultiplexer for easy control of up to eight servos, and more.
Products in category “Orangutan Robot Controllers”
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!
Buy an USB AVR programmer with your Orangutan SV-328 and save! A USB A to mini-B cable is included.
The Baby Orangutan B-328 is a very compact but complete robot controller, packing a high-performance ATmega328P AVR microcontroller (with 32 KB of program memory and 2 KB of RAM) and two motor drive channels in the same 24-pin form factor as competing units that include just a microcontroller. You can connect your battery, sensors, and motors directly to this small module to make a miniature robot, or you can use the Baby Orangutan as an auxiliary controller in larger robots.
Buy an USB AVR programmer with your Baby Orangutan B-328 and save! A USB A to mini-B cable is included.