Arduino Robot

Product ID: 1499


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 (datasheet). 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.

As always with Arduino, every element of the platform – hardware, software and documentation – is freely available and open-source. This means you can learn exactly how it's made and use its design as the starting point for your own robots. The Arduino Robot is the result of the collective effort from an international team looking at how science can be made fun to learn. Arduino is now on wheels, come ride with us!

Technical Details

Control Board Summary

Operating Voltage5V
Input Voltage5V through flat cable
Digital I/O Pins5
PWM Channels6
Analog Input Channels4 (of the Digital I/O pins)
Analog Input Channels (multiplexed)8
DC Current per I/O Pin40 mA
Flash Memory32 KB (ATmega32u4) of which 4 KB used by bootloader
SRAM2.5 KB (ATmega32u4)
EEPROM (internal)1 KB (ATmega32u4)
EEPROM (external)512 Kbit (I2C)
Clock Speed16 MHz
Keypad5 keys
Knobpotentiomenter attached to analog pin
Full color LCDover SPI communication
SD card readerfor FAT16 formatted cards
Speaker8 Ohm
Digital Compassprovides deviation from the geographical north in degrees
I2C soldering ports3
Prototyping areas4

Motor Board Summary

Operating Voltage5V
Input Voltage9V to battery charger
AA battery slot4 alkaline or NiMh rechargeable batteries
Digital I/O Pins4
PWM Channels1
Analog Input Channles4 (same as the Digital I/O pins)
DC Current per I/O Pin40 mA
DC-DC convertergenerates 5V to power up the whole robot
Flash Memory32 KB (ATmega32u4) of which 4 KB used by bootloader
SRAM2.5 KB (ATmega32u4)
EEPROM1 KB (ATmega32u4)
Clock Speed16 MHz
Trimmerfor movement calibration
IR line following sensors5
I2C soldering ports1
Prototyping areas2

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