Anyone looking to begin their journey into robotics may be interested in this new Arduino robot kit which has been created by the team over at Adafruit and offers a great way to learn how to build and program your very own smartphone -controlled robot.
Arduino 101 CurieBot Pack provides everything you need to build your Arduino robot and then be able to control it either using a smartwatch, smartphone or tablet using the companion application.
Check out the video below to learn more about the 101 CurieBot Arduino robot and what can be achieved from the $99 kit which includes :
◦ Black, Three-layer Round Robot Chassis Kit
◦ Arduino 101 with Intel Curie
◦ Adafruit Motor/Stepper/Servo Shield v2
◦ USB Cable – Standard A-B – 3 ft/1m
◦ 4 x AA Batteries
◦ 4 x AA Battery Holder w/ On/Off Switch
◦ 9V Battery
◦ 9V Battery Holder w/ On/Off Switch
◦ Shield stacking headers for Arduino
◦ Little Rubber Bumper – pack of 4
◦ 1 x Rectangular piece of foam tape
◦ 6-pin Extra Long Male Header
◦ 4 x Nylon 2.5mm pan screws – For mounting your Arduino 101 to the top deck of the robot
◦ 9 x Nylon hex nuts – Also for Arduino 101 fastening
◦ Mini Solderless Breadboard – 4×4 points – add it to the prototyping area to upgrade your robot with more sensors, lights, servos and beyond!
Adafruit explains more :
CurieBot is designed to introduce you to the joys of making with electronics. We decided to come up with a fun pack of parts that:
◦ Could introduce a beginner to making
◦ Teach soldering, electronics and programming skills
◦ Does not assume any prior experience
◦ Comes with enough fun parts that could be combined and adapted for months or years!
Instead of the typical processor, this one is packing an Intel Curie 32-bit chip, which enables some very powerful on-board processing. The Arduino 101 also has a 6-axis accelerometer/gyro, and that’s not all — it’s got Bluetooth LE built directly onto the board, which enables direct control of CurieBot right from your Bluetooth-capable phone or tablet! It’s quite similar to our AdaBox002 robot, but with an Arduino driving it instead of a Feather.
If you are interested in building Arduino projects these may provide inspiration for your next project.