Arduino robot

The Arduino crew introduces the Arduino Robot. “The Arduino Robot is the first official Arduino on wheels. The robot has two processors, one on each of its two boards. The Motor Board controls the motors, and the Control Board reads sensors and decides how to operate. Each of the boards is a full Arduino board programmable using the Arduino IDE.

Both Motor and Control boards are microcontroller boards based on the ATmega32u4. The Robot has many of its pins mapped to on-board sensors and actuators.

Programming the robot is similar to the process with the Arduino Leonardo. Both processors have built-in USB communication, eliminating the need for a secondary processor. This allows the Robot to appear to a connected computer as a virtual (CDC) serial / COM port.”

More details, including links to tutorials and EAGLE design files can be found at .

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  1. Why…. Oh, WHY did they decide to put something in the middle of the robot!!!! For years I’ve been dreaming about building a physical “turtle” that ran the turtle programming language, to help teach younger kids about basic programming…. I still remember playing with the turtle language on the Apple II+. I think it would be cool to have an inexpensive physical turtle that had a pen holder so it can scribble dirty limericks all over the kitchen floor…. Or make polygons. I even tried to make some prototypes, but not in time to teach the local cub scout den. If someone had open source plans on the web, I’d build a couple and donate them to the local elementary school!

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