Balboa 32U4 Balancing Robot Kit (No Motors or Wheels)

Pololu item #: 3575 32 in stock
Brand: Pololu
Status: Active and Preferred 

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1 69.95
10 62.96


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Build your very own programmable balancing robot with the Balboa 32U4 robot kit! The Balboa control board features an Arduino-compatible ATmega32U4 MCU, motor drivers, quadrature encoders, and a full IMU. This board also has the ability to interface with a Raspberry Pi, making the foundation for a complete Raspberry Pi-controlled balancing robot. Motors and wheels are not included: choose your wheels and motors to personalize your robot.

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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)
Gear ratio chart for the Balboa Chassis (447k pdf)
This printable 1:1 scale chart helps you identify the gears included in the Balboa 32U4 Robot Kit and Balboa Chassis Kit and details the available gear ratios.
Dimension diagram of the Balboa 32U4 Control Board (471k pdf)
Dimension diagram for the Balboa 32U4 Balancing Robot Kit (734k pdf)
Dimension diagram of the Bumper Cage Kit for Balboa 32U4 Balancing Robot (152k pdf)
Balboa Bumper Cage assembly reference diagram (2MB pdf)
Note: all angles shown assume the use of 80mm wheels.
3D model of the assembled Balboa Balancing Robot (24MB step)
Note: this model includes micro metal gearmotors and 80mm wheels that are sold separately from the Balboa 32U4 Balancing Robot Kit. This model uses a simplified model of the Balboa 32U4 Control Board to reduce the file size.
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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