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Orangutan SV-168 Robot Controller

Pololu item #: 1225

This product has been discontinued.

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!

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Documentation and other information

File downloads

  • Orangutan SV-168/SV-328 schematic diagram (60k pdf)

  • AVR Studio 4 test program for the Orangutan SV-168 (68k zip)

    C code for the mega168: This is the program used to test each Orangutan SV-168 before it ships and is part of the program that comes pre-loaded on each Orangutan SV-168. It interfaces with all of the on-board hardware and can be used as a starting point for your own programs. This program requires the Pololu AVR library (libpololu). Please see the Orangutan SV-168 user’s guide for more information about using this test program.

  • 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.

  • AVR Studio 4 demo project #2 for the Orangutan SV-168 and LV-168 (16k zip)

    C code for the mega168: This is a slightly more advanced program that demonstrates triggering actions with the user buttons and controlling the buzzer using one of the mega168’s hardware PWMs (as opposed to the processor-intensive software buzzer control we used in Demo 1). The program will cause the buzzer to play while the user buttons are held down. The button held down determines the frequency of the note the buzzer plays.

  • Toshiba TB6612FNG motor driver datasheet (308k pdf)

  • 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.

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