Product Description: This kit contains the V3 PCB and all the parts needed to build the µBotino controller. Optional, you can choose a keyed FTDI connector instead of regular pin headers, in case you purchase the USB-serial cable with a keyed connector.
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The µBotino controller allows a robot builder to easily build a small robot that uses 2 small geared DC motors for driving, directly plug in 6 analog sensors, 5 digital sensors, 5 servos. It has an on board LDO voltage regulator, power switch, reset button, power LED, Arduino pin D13 LED, 16 MHz crystal, ISP programmer connector and FTDI cable connector. The ATmega328P microcontroller has the Arduino bootloader and the Blink sketch uploaded. The board features 3 jumpers, one to select power for the servo pins (in case you want to use sensors and no servos), one to disable the D13 LED (in case you need to connect a servo to that pin) and another jumper to disable power to the motors (so they don’t move when testing). The 5cm x 5cm size of the board and Arduino software compatibility makes this board a perfect candidate for small robots.
Optional, you can choose a keyed connector instead of the regular 6 pin header, in case you purchase the USB-serial cable with a keyed connector so you don’t have to worry about plugging the cable the wrong way. The good part of these connectors is that they allow you to plug in regular 6 pin female headers, in case you want to plug in an xBee regulated board.
Here is a picture of the assembled board:
Download the Assembly Guide here.
The µBotino controller can be purchased assembled from our distributor, Creatron Inc.
Video of assembly (V2, but little differences in V3):