Balboa 32U4 Control Board

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Pololu item #: 3576
Brand: Pololu
Status: Active and Preferred 
RoHS 3 compliant


This is the control board for the Balboa 32U4 robot. It is included as part of the Balboa 32U4 Balancing Robot Kit and can be added to the Balboa Chassis with Stability Conversion Kit to turn into a Balboa 32U4 robot.

Pictures

Balboa 32U4 Balancing Robot control board.

Balboa 32U4 Balancing Robot control board.

Balboa 32U4 Balancing Robot control board, bottom view.

Pinout diagram of the Balboa 32U4 control board (ATmega32U4 pinout and peripherals).

Pinout diagram of the Balboa 32U4 control board (Raspberry Pi pinout and peripherals, level shifter, and board power control).

Power distribution diagram of the Balboa 32U4 control board.

The Balboa 32U4’s IMU and compass chips.

Balboa 32U4 Balancing Robot with 80×10mm wheels.

Balboa 32U4 Balancing Robot with 80×10mm wheels.

Balboa 32U4 Balancing Robot with 80×10mm wheels and LCD.

Balboa 32U4 Balancing Robot with 80×10mm wheels and a Raspberry Pi 1 Model A+.

Balboa 32U4 Balancing Robot with 80×10mm wheels and a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B.




This is primarily intended as a replacement part for the Balboa 32U4 Balancing Robot, but it can also be combined with the Balboa Chassis with Stability Conversion Kit to make your own Balboa 32U4 robot. This product consists of the Balboa 32U4 control board PCB shown in the main product picture along with the following additional parts:

See the Balboa user’s guide for assembly instructions.

Documentation and other information

Pololu Balboa 32U4 Balancing Robot User’s Guide (Printable PDF)

User’s manual for the Pololu Balboa 32U4 balancing robot.


File downloads

Pololu A-Star 32U4 drivers for Windows (version 1.3.0.0) (7k zip)
This download contains the Windows drivers for the A-Star 32U4 and the rest of our 32U4 family of boards.
Schematic diagram of the Balboa 32U4 control board (587k pdf)
Pinout and power distribution diagrams of the Balboa 32U4 control board (2MB pdf)
Dimension diagram of the Balboa 32U4 Control Board (471k pdf)
3D model of the Balboa 32U4 Control Board (27MB step)
Note: this model includes an LCD and headers that are sold separately from the Balboa 32U4 Balancing Robot Kit.
Drill guide for the Balboa 32U4 Control Board (285k dxf)
This DXF drawing shows the locations of all of the board’s holes.
LSM6DS33 datasheet (1MB pdf)
Datasheet for the ST LSM6DS33 3D accelerometer and 3D gyroscope.
LIS3MDL datasheet (2MB pdf)
Datasheet for the ST LIS3MDL 3-axis magnetometer.

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