It's been a long time coming but Mr. Tidy is finally here! He is Arduino compatible using the ATmega1280 MCU and can be programmed via the pre-loaded Arduino bootloader or via the on board ISP socket using AVR software. This small robot is packed with features making it a great learning tool as well as being loads of fun! He has:
Quality aluminium chassis.
Strong nickel plated steel framework for the arm.
Heavy duty double gear trains for the arm and gripper.
2DOF arm with large steel gripper and silicone rubber grip pads.
Skid steering assisted by double omni-wheels at the front.
128K of flash memory, 8K of SRAM and 4K of EEPROM.
DC charging socket for battery trickle charge.
Battery voltage monitoring.
4x FET "H" bridges with current sensing.
4x pulse encoders.
4x digital IR sensors for collision avoidance.
4x analog IR sensors for object detection and gripper alignment.
1x RGB colour sensor to determine object colour.
1x IR receiver for beacon navigation or receiving commands via TV remote.
1x socket for optional line following PCB or IR compound eye.
1x I²C socket.
1x expansion socket for access to unused analog, PWM, comms and digital I/O pins.