Orangutan SV-328 Robot Controller
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!
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Documentation and other information
Pololu Orangutan SV-xx8 and LV-xx8 User’s Guide (Printable PDF)
User’s guide for the Pololu Orangutan SV-168, SV-328, and LV-168 robot controllers.
Pololu AVR Programming Quick Start Guide (Printable PDF)
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.
Pololu AVR C/C++ Library User’s Guide (Printable PDF)
Information about installing and using the C/C++ libraries provided for use with Pololu products.
Pololu AVR Library Command Reference (Printable PDF)
A reference to commands provided in the Pololu C/C++ and Arduino libraries for the AVR.
Programming Orangutans and the 3pi Robot from AVR Studio 4
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.
Programming Orangutans and the 3pi Robot from the Arduino Environment (Printable PDF)
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.
Application Note: Using the Motor Driver on the 3pi Robot and Orangutan Robot Controllers (Printable PDF)
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.
Application Note: MLX90614ESF SMBus Communication with Orangutan Robot Controllers (Printable PDF)
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.
Orangutan SV-328 Robot Controller schematic diagram (413k pdf)
Schematic diagram for the Orangutan SV-328 Robot Controller.
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.
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.
Toshiba TB6612FNG motor driver datasheet (308k pdf)
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.
A free, open-source suite of development tools for the AVR family of microcontrollers, including the GNU GCC compiler for C/C++.
AVR Studio 4
The older version of Atmel’s free integrated development environment (IDE) for AVRs, which is no longer supported by Atmel.
Microchip’s product page for the ATmega328P.
AVR Libc Home Page
The web site for AVR Libc, which is the standard library of functions that you can use with C and C++ on the AVR.
GCC, the GNU Compiler Collection
Documentation for GCC, including the AVR GCC C/C++ compilers.
Pololu A-Star and Orangutan Forum Section
The A-Star and Orangutan discussion section of the Pololu Robotics Forum.
AVR community with forums, projects, and AVR news.
Tutorial: AVR Programming on the Mac
Customer Michael Shimniok has written a guide to programming AVRs (the Orangutan LV-168, specifically) using the Mac.