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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.
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
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 Arduino IDE
- Soldering iron
Note: tools are not included in the kit
- User's Manual (Sep 21, 2015)
a quick self test to all it's "limbs."
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 ??