Pololu 3pi Robot Kit

Pololu Pololu 3pi Robot Kit
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Model: 3pi
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Pololu 3pi Robot

The Pololu 3pi Robot is a complete, high-performance mobile platform featuring two micro metal gearmotors, five reflectance sensors, an 8×2 character LCD, a buzzer, and three user pushbuttons, all connected to a C-programmable ATmega328 microcontroller. Capable of speeds exceeding 3 feet per second, 3pi is a great first robot for ambitious beginners and a perfect second robot for those looking to move up from non-programmable or slower beginner robots.

Read a review of the Pololu 3pi Robot at robots.net

The 3pi robot from Pololu is designed to excel in line-following and maze-solving competitions. It has a small size (9.5 cm/3.7" diameter, 83 g/2.9 oz without batteries) and takes just four AAA cells (not included), while a Boost Regulator power system runs the motors at a constant 9.25 V independent of the battery charge level. The regulated voltage allows the 3pi to reach speeds up to 100 cm/second while making precise turns and spins that don’t vary with the battery voltage.

The 3pi robot makes a great platform for people with C programming experience to learn robotics, and it is a fun environment for ambitious beginners to learn C programming. An excellent product for schools to introduce students to C programming as they can see the effects of their coding. They can mess with the C code to flash leds, play tunes on the buzzer and run races.
At its heart is an Atmel ATmega328P microcontroller running at 20 MHz and featuring 32 KB of flash program memory, 2 KB RAM, and 1 KB of persistent EEPROM memory. The popular, free GNU C/C++ compiler works perfectly with the 3pi, Atmel’s AVR Studio provides a comfortable development environment, and an extensive set of libraries provided by Pololu makes it a breeze to interface with all of the integrated hardware. The 3pi is also compatible with the popular Arduino development platform. We provide a number of sample programs to show how to use the various 3pi components, as well as how to perform more complex behaviors such as line following and maze solving.

The diagrams below highlight the important features of the 3pi.

Pololu 3pi robot features

Pololu 3pi Robot features

Pololu 3pi Robot features

For instructions on setting up and programming the 3pi, including sample code, contest ideas, and more, see the 3pi User’s Guide.

Required Accessories

An external AVR programmer, such as our USB AVR programmer is required to program the 3pi.

The 3pi is powered by 4 AAA batteries, which are not included. We recommend rechargeable NiMH cells.

Optional Accessories

The m3pi expansion kit, makes it easy to significantly upgrade the capabilities of your 3pi by converting it into an m3pi robot. This expansion board enables the use of ARM’s powerful 32-bit mbed development board as the robot’s high-level controller (mbed has an m3pi library that makes this easy), which offers significantly more processing power and free I/O lines than the 3pi’s built-in 8-bit AVR microcontroller. There are also sockets for Wixel and XBee wireless serial modules, prototyping space for additional sensors and electronics, eight more user-controllable LEDs, and more. If you already have a 3pi robot, you can use the m3pi expansion kit to upgrade it to an m3pi robot. Please see the Pololu m3pi robot product page for more information

Documents

3pi Robot User Manual
Pololu AVR Library Users Guide
Building Line Following Courses
3pi Wall Follower
Make the 3pi Radio Controlled
3pi quick-start sheet and schematic (80k pdf)
3pi simplified schematic diagram (40k pdf)
Line Maze Algorithm Presentation (505k pdf)
A detailed presentation on teaching a robot to solve a non-looped line maze written by customer (and robotics professor) R. Vannoy. This can help you to better understand how to solve a line maze with your 3pi or custom maze-solving robot.

 

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Pololu 3pi Robot Kit
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