The Orangutan robot controllers are our first generation of AVR-based control solutions for small and medium robots or similar projects. All Orangutans feature Atmel AVR microcontrollers and multiple H-bridges for direct control of DC motors. Most units have integrated LCD displays.
Products in category “Robot Controllers”
This programmable module combines with a Raspberry Pi to serve as the control center of a small robot or electronics project. Its Atmel ATmega32U4 microcontroller comes preloaded with an Arduino-compatible bootloader, and the board includes dual motor drivers that can deliver 1.8 A per channel to two brushed DC motors. An efficient voltage regulator and level shifters enable it to power and communicate with a Raspberry Pi. This version (item #3117) is assembled with selected through-hole connectors and components installed for use as a Raspberry Pi add-on.
This programmable module is designed to be the core of a small robot, either as an auxiliary controller atop a Raspberry Pi base or as a complete control solution on its own. Its Atmel ATmega32U4 microcontroller comes preloaded with an Arduino-compatible bootloader. On-board hardware includes dual motor drivers that can deliver 1.8 A per channel and an efficient voltage regulator that allows the controller to work with a 2.7 V to 11 V input voltage, along with level shifters that enable it to interface with a Raspberry Pi. This version (item #3116) does include any through-hole components or connectors; it is intended for those who want to customize the way it is assembled.