The MiniQ 4WD Robot is a complete assembled robot with an Arduino compatible brain.
This robot has a full set of sensors to play with: wheel encoders, IR infrared line and edge tracking sensors and light sensors. This robot also has 3 user push buttons to make it easy to select modes and options and a buzzer for the little beeps and boops that every friendly robot since R2D2 must master.
A set of four motors drives this robot at speeds up to 28 inches (72 cm) per second. Each motor has an encoder for feedback. An IR Infrared remote control comes with the set that can be used to command your robot from a distance. The robot also has the ability to send IR commands. Two or more of the MiniQ robots can talk to each other using IR.
This is not a remote controlled toy but a real robot that you program yourself. It uses the popular ATMega328P microcontroller and is fully Arduino compatible.
This robot comes in a nice plastic box with a mini USB cable and infrared remote. All you need to add is a set of 4 AA batteries.
Download the latest Arduino IDE and choose "Arduino Nano w/ ATmega328" from the Tools->Board menu and select the appropriate Serial Port. You can now program the robot as an Arduino.
|Left motor direction
|Left motor enable
|Right motor direction
|Right motor enable
|Left infrared transmitter
|Right infrared transmitter
|Line tracking/edge detection sensor 1
|Line tracking/edge detection sensor 2
|Line tracking/edge detection sensor 3
|Line tracking/edge detection sensor 4
|Ambient light sensor
|Three key analog buttons
|Battery voltage level
|Line tracking/edge detection sensor 5