Mr. General is a general purpose robot platform designed to allow students to easily build their first robot. The bread board provides a solder free method of connecting almost any processor to Mr. General’s sensors and servos.
Using 2 servos modified for continuous rotation, speed and direction of both wheels can be controlled using only 2 digital outputs. The 4 infrared sensors on the base can be used as analog or digital inputs for either edge detection or obstacle avoidance. There are Four indicator LEDs which are wired in parallel with the IR LEDs and can be individually controlled.
The pan / tilt universal sensor bracket is driven by two miniature servos allowing additional sensors / devices to be aimed by the processor using only 2 digital outputs.
The infrared compound eye can be mounted on the pan/tilt assembly allowing the robot to track moving objects or detect obstacles up to 200mm away.
The Robots Voltage rails can be isolated and connected to different voltages allowing the use of 3.3V and 5V devices together. Batteries can be recharged using a 9V DC plug pack when the power switch is in the off position.
With the IR LEDS and sensors, two or more Mr. General Robots can talk to each other, which would allow you to organize robot soccer!
Using the Bluetooth or WIFI module, Mr. Generals can communicate with other robots or devices.
If users add a digital camera, instead of the compound eye to Mr. General, he can transmit the information he records to a computer.
This kit contains the following:
Base PCB with:
4x IR LEDs
4x IR photo-transistors
4x programmable indication LEDs
1x Power switch
1x Power indicator
1x Recharge socket
1x Recharge indicator
Compound eye PCB with:
4x IR LEDs
8x IR photo-transistors
1x Bread board and jumper cable kit containing 100 male to male and 40 female-female jumper wires in assorted sizes and colours.
1x Pan / Tilt assembly consisting of two miniature servos and three aluminium brackets designed to mount a wide range of infrared and ultrasonic sensors.
2x Standard servos, factory modified for continuous rotation.
2x 40mm wheels with rubber tyres
1x Ball caster (20mm)
2x battery holders (2xAA)
1x packet of nuts, bolts, screws and spacers required to assemble Mr. General
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This kit takes me back to the days when I built my first seven transistor radio - real challenge.
Great value, does a lot, lots of parts for the money. Does require assembly, must solder parts but for the DIY hobbest this is just part of the fun.
I suggest you add the Arduino Nano board for 10$ and it makes it even better.
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I do have a problem with the continuous rotation servos and the Arduino Nano board that I am still working out but this is great value and fun.
A lot of work to build and set up, but very rewarding once you're up and running.
Good product. Some minus, the one is the resistors is not marked, so you need to find it out yourself, The other minus is that the microcontroller is not included.