It looks like a sandwich with electronics plates, but once it’s assembled, the robot is ready to follow a line, detect and avoid obstacles. It’s about a tiny wheeled kit engineered to host the Raspberry Pi model A+ board: the Agobo.
The kit has a simple structure with an all-in-one design and it’s based on a platform able to host a variety of components. Before the first run, the Agobo should be assembled and include things such as the main board, two wheels, battery, a castor kit, and various fixings. The platform is designed so that you don’t need to solder any wires.
Manufactured by the 4tronix company, the Agobo is like a prototyping area to add your own electronics and develop Pi A+ applications. The main board has holes to add sensors, LEDs, to complex electronics like RF module. For example, you can take the HC-SR04 ultrasonic sensor and simply plug it into the connector in front of the platform. With full access to the Raspberry Pi, you can build a variety of applications that uses the sensors of the kit and the power of Raspberry Pi A+.
It should be very simple to make the robot move. The manufacturer releases a series of scripts that can be uploaded into the Pi SD card to move the robot on your floor and detect different things.
As a conclusion…
The Agobo kit is a simple Raspberry Pi A+ prototyping platform with wheels and sensors ideal for beginners and anyone new in the scene of robots.
The price is good
The basic version of the kit has a price of $38.00. The price doesn’t include the Raspberry Pi A+ board, the SD card, or the ultrasonic sensor.