Arduino compatible 4x4 miniQ mobile robot
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Presentation of the arduino compatible 4x4 miniQ robotics base
The Arduino compatible 4x4 miniQ robotics base contains everything you need to learn and understand robotics. Stable and strong with its four rubber wheels, this robot is powered by four AA batteries.
It has all the necessary sensors to explore the diverse possibilities of mobile robots: 5 infrared line sensors, 2 infrared emitters and one receiver to communicate with other Arduino compatible 4x4 miniQ robotics bases or to be remote controlled, 2 light sensors to head toward a light source, 4 buttons and a buzzer.
The Arduino compatible 4x4 miniQ robotics base is drived by a Atmega 328P microcontroller programmable with the Arduino environment and therefore compatible with all the libraries available for Arduino.
- Digital Pin 0:Rx
- Digital Pin 1:Tx
- Digital Pin 2:Encoder
- Digital Pin 3:Encoder
- Digital Pin 4:Left motor direction
- Digital Pin 5:Left motor enable
- Digital Pin 6:Right motor enable
- Digital Pin 7:Right motor direction
- Digital Pin 8:IR receiver
- Digital Pin 9:Left IR emitter
- Digital Pin 10:Right IR emitter
- Digital Pin 11:Buzzer
- Digital Pin 12:Red LED
- Digital Pin 13:Green LED
- Analog Pin 0:Line following sensor
- Analog Pin 1:Line following sensor
- Analog Pin 2:Line following sensor
- Analog Pin 3:Line following sensor
- Analog Pin 4:Ambient light sensor
- Analog Pin 5:Three keys switch
- Analog Pin 6:Reset button
- Analog Pin 7:Line following sensor
Programming the Arduino compatible 4x4 miniQ robotics base
To program your Arduino compatible 4x4 miniQ robotics base, you first have to install the development environnement for Arduino. It's an free and open-source software, available for Windows (XP, Vista, 7), Linux and MacOS.
Then put four batteries in your robot and connect it to your computer using the furnished USB cable. Install the C¨P210x drivers.
Press the PWR-On button of the Arduino compatible 4x4 miniQ robotics base. A blue LED should light on the rear. In the Arduino programming environment, chose 'Arduino Nano/Atmega328 board". You are now ready to download a program on the robot.
To help you in your first steps, we suggest you start with the below 7 tutorials. We also provide you with code examples (see below).