Insectbot Kit - Intermediate
    Product # 13953
    Insectbot Kit - Intermediate
    Product # 13953
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    Insectbot Kit - Intermediate

    The Insect Bot mini is an easy to assemble robot for young engineers from 6 to 100. By assembling this robot you will learn basic robotics in terms of how all the components work together. There is a microcontroller, which works as the robot brain, and two servo motors for the movement. The IR sensor on it's head acts as an eye to detect obstacles in front. The programming can be done by simply connecting the Beetle controller to the USB port on your computer. It is the best way to start building a robot on Arduino.

    Assembling parts

    The brain of Insectbot is "the world’s smallest Leonardo", a.k.a. Beetle. It is ideal for DIY projects, wearable projects, etc. Its body is made up of two 9-gram servos powered by a rechargable 3.7V LiPo battery. Its eyes are an infrared sensor to detect obstacles. It requires no special tools except a soldering iron, scissors, screwdriver, and pliers. You can decorate your Insectbot Mini to give him a unique, cute, or funny Christmas outfit. We also provide step-by-step instructions to help you assemble it.


    Beetle and Beetle Shield


    Beetle and Beetle Shield

    Programming for Insectbot

    We provide 3 programming languages for you to use, including Ardublock, Mind+, and Arduino IDE. For beginners, you can program it simply by dragging and dropping pre-designed blocks using the visual programming software Ardublock and Mind+. For advanced DIYers, you also modify Arduino IDE to your liking.


    Programming Insectbot with Ardublock


    Programming Insectbot with Ardublock


    Programming Insectbot with Arduino IDE


    Programming Insectbot with Arduino IDE

    Tools Needed:

    • Soldering iron
    • Scissors
    • Screwdriver
    • Pliers

    Note: tools are not included in the kit

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    1 Reviews

    60% of the reviewers recommend this product


    Insect bot

    • Anonymous,
    •  Worcester, MA 
    • 10/22/2015 12:51:42 PM

    Pros: Easy enough to assemble. Photos in the instructions could be a little more illustrative and include clearer angles and close-ups.

    Cons: Have no idea what to do with the Arduino script that is supposed to be copied and pasted into the program. How do I send it to the robot ??

    The jury is still out until I can actually get this device to operate. It jerks when I actuate the on switch, so I'm guessing it runs
    a quick self test to all it's "limbs."

    by Monoprice Administrator

    Thank you for your review. Can you please let me know what script you are referring to? Did you ever get it to operate? Please let me know, thank you!

    John Lingo
    Tech Support
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