Baby Orangutan B-48 Robot Controller
The Baby Orangutan B-48 is a very compact but complete robot controller, packing a high-performance AVR microcontroller and two motor drive channels in the same 24-pin form factor as competing units that include just a microcontroller. This version includes Atmel’s ATmega48 microcontroller with 4 KB of program memory and 512 bytes of RAM.
Note: This version of the Baby Orangutan is now only available for high-volume orders. Please contact us for more information, or consider the Baby Orangutan B-328 as an alternative.
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Documentation and other information
User’s guide for the Pololu Baby Orangutan B-48, B-168, and B-328 robot controllers.
This guide explains how to get started programming your Orangutan or 3pi Robot in Windows, Linux or Mac OS X. It covers setting up an AVR development environment (Atmel Studio for Windows users), installing the Pololu AVR C/C++ Library, and setting up the Pololu USB AVR Programmer.
Information about installing and using the C/C++ libraries provided for use with Pololu products.
A reference to commands provided in the Pololu C/C++ and Arduino libraries for the AVR.
Guide for programming Orangutans and the 3pi robot from the Atmel’s older AVR Studio 4 IDE. It covers installing the Pololu AVR C/C++ Library, and setting up the Pololu USB AVR Programmer.
Guide to making the Arduino IDE compatible with the 3pi robot and the Orangutan SV-328, Orangutan LV-168, and Baby Orangutan B robot controllers, including Arduino libraries for interfacing with all of their on-board hardware.
Detailed information about the 3pi Robot, Orangutan SV-328/168 and LV-168, and Baby Orangutan B motor drivers, including truth tables and sample code.
A guide for implementing the SMBus (I²C-compatible) protocol for the MLX90614ESF temperature sensor on the AVR-based Orangutan robot controller series. The guide includes sample code for taking temperature readings.
- Baby Orangutan B pinout and pin assignment table (285k pdf)
- Pololu AVR Development Bundle for Windows (12MB exe)
- This bundle contains all the Pololu software you need to get started programming AVRs in Windows: the Pololu AVR C/C++ Library, the Pololu USB AVR Programmer drivers and software, and the Pololu Orangutan SVP drivers. We recommend installing Atmel Studio 7.0 before installing this bundle.
- Toshiba TB6612FNG motor driver datasheet (308k pdf)
- Sample AVR Studio 4 project for the ATmega48 to blink an LED (9k zip)
- This is a sample AVR Studio 4 project that will blink an LED on a Baby Orangutan B-48.
- Sample AVR Studio 4 project for the ATmega328P to blink an LED (9k zip)
- This is a sample AVR Studio 4 project that will blink an LED on a Baby Orangutan B-328, 3pi robot, or Orangutan SV-328.
- AVR Studio 4 demo project #1 for the Orangutan SV-168 and LV-168 (14k zip)
- C code for the mega168: This project demonstrates the fundamentals of using I/O lines on a mega168. Each line of the source code is commented, and there is a short tutorial in comments at the start of main() on using AVR I/O and on C bit-logic. The program will alternately flash the two user LEDs until you ground the general-purpose I/O pin PD0 (the right-most of the eight user I/O lines at the top of the board). Grounding pin PD0 will cause the program to pulse the buzzer pin instead of the LED pins, causing the buzzer to play a note. While intended for use on the Orangutan SV-168 and LV-168, this program will run on the Baby Orangutan B-168 and can serve as a useful example on how to use the ATmega48/168 I/O lines. It will run on the Baby Orangutan B-328 with some minor modifications.
- LSM303DLM Orangutan example project (5k zip)
- This sample program shows how to use an LSM303DLM 3D compass and accelerometer carrier with an Orangutan robot controller to build a tilt-compensated digital compass. The AVR Studio project is set up for an ATmega328P microcontroller, but it will work on other Orangutans with simple changes to the project configuration.
- Sample AVR Studio 4 project for the ATmega168 to blink an LED (9k zip)
- This is a sample AVR Studio 4 project that will blink an LED on an Orangutan with an ATmega168 microcontroller: Orangutan mega168, Orangutan LV-168, Orangutan SV-168, Baby Orangutan mega168, and Baby Orangutan B-168.
- Drill guide for Baby Orangutan B-328 Robot Controller (40k dxf)
- This DXF drawing shows the locations of all of the board’s holes.