A wheeled robotic kit is not a surprise in our days having in mind the large number of projects already released on the market. Some of these kits are controlled with Arduino, Raspberry Pi, or any other microcontroller or single board computer, few of them can be programmed for autonomous tasks, but almost all are designed to learn programming and how to build robots.
Designed in mind with a triangular configuration called Kiwi Drive, the KR0008 kit combines the Arduino power with a set of three omnidirectional wheels driven by DC motors with encoder.
Having omnidirectional wheels the robot can be programmed to move in any direction at any angle without changing the direction of the wheels.
Three ultrasonic sensors can be used for detection and navigation in a room where almost any object can be detected as well as avoiding them.
Taking a look inside the kit, the Arduino microcontroller offers the possibility to write programs in C or C++ programming languages.
Used by hobbyists or for educational purposes, the omnidirectional kit is a good platform to enter in the electronics, mechanics and programming areas.
The kit contains:
- 3 x 100mm omni wheels;
- 3 x DC motors with encoder;
- 1 x Arduino 328;
- 1 x IO expansion;
- 3 x ultrasonic sensors;
- 1 x 12V, 3500mA lithium battery;
- 1 x 12V charger;