Timothy Freeburn has created a new robotics sensor board which has been designed for use with the new Raspberry Pi Zero PC which was launched late last year and is available to purchase price to just $5.
The ZeroBorg board has been called is a new design that offers a powerful motor controller and sensor board to help anyone interested in making small yet powerful robots and robotics projects.
Watch the promotional video below to learn more about the ZeroBorg board’sInspiration, design and functionality. Its creator explains little more.
Its small size means it fits neatly on top of a Raspberry Pi Zero and opens up endless possibilities for tiny robot designs! A Raspberry Pi Zero, ZeroBorg and a 9V battery weigh as little as 65g!
The ZeroBorg can control 4 motors independently and gives you whole new ways of moving your robots. Take our Mecanum robot we built to test the board (see it in the video above!). Each wheel can be driven independently meaning you can go forwards, backwards, tank steer and strafe like a crab.
Features of the ZeroBorg include :
– 4 full H-Bridges,
– Capability of driving 4 motors or 2 stepper motors,
– 2A peak or 1.5A RMS per bridge,
– An on board fast blow fuse at 5A,
– Designed to run off a 9V power source (max range 2.7V to 10.8V. To power the Pi Zero 7V minimum),
– 2 analogue inputs, which are great for sensors,
– I2C communication, allowing daisy chaining to other boards,
– Fully soldered and ready to use.
For more information on the new ZeroBorg jump over to the Kickstarter website for details and to make a pledge from £10.If you found this article interesting you might also be interested in this list of awesome Raspberry Pi Zero projects we have created.
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