Microduino’s Self-Balancing Car is a fun, build-it-yourself project kit which allows you to make, program, and control a two-wheeled, self-stabilizing motorized vehicle. Once constructed, the car will operate and attempt to maintain an upright position through controlled movements, or after encountering external forces, such as bumps or obstacles in its path. Makers can control the car via Bluetooth using the free Microduino mRobots mobile app, available for both Android or iOS devices.
One of its original products, the Microduino Self-Balancing Car was specifically created for makers and hobbyists seeking the utmost flexibility in their do-it-yourself (DIY) electronics projects. As with many of its other products, enthusiasts can make enhancements to the Microduino Self-Balancing Car by attaching or soldering on additional modules and sensors, as their quarter-sized profile makes it easy to integrate into a broad range of projects and applications.
Smart, flexible, and compatible with the Arduino ecosystem, designers have everything they need to build their own applications.
- Build a two-wheeled, self-balancing motorized vehicle.
- Wirelessly control the robot over Bluetooth using the free Microduino mRobots app for Android and iOS mobile devices.
- Utilizes Microduino Series modules for enhancements and improvements.
- Customizable through the open-source Arduino architecture.
- Contains all required electronics and documentation.
A Self-Balancing Mobile Robot
The Microduino Self-Balancing Robot is a two-wheeled self-balancing mobile robot kit. The kit is designed to be fun and easy to assemble. Meanwhile, learning about the different modules and their functions to create the robot.
The robot utilizes a 3-axis accelerometer and a 3-axis gyroscope chip (MPU-6050) to determine if it is tilting over. Two stepper motors then activate appropriately to compensate for this falling motion to maintain the robot’s upright self-balancing position.
The Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) chip (included) adds wireless communication to the Microduino Self-Balancing Robot. The robot can be remotely controlled by mobile devices running Android or iOS using the Microduino mRobots app. Control from the app allows for forward, reverse and left / right steering all the while the robot continuously self-balances itself.
Microduino Series Modules
This kit incorporates various Microduino Series modules. The Microduino Series is a set of modules which are Arduino compatible, have a small form factor, stack-able, modular, and re-usable. The modules were designed for hobbyists and tinkers to quickly create and prototype projects.
A Complete Kit
The kit contains everything needed to make the Microduino Self-Balancing Robot. Electronic hardware from the embedded processor (Core module) to the steppers motors and wheels are included. Also included are the precision laser cut enclosure pieces to house the electronic hardware. A recharge-able battery is also included which can be recharged with an included charger. The Open Source code is provided and can be modified for personal customization.
- 1x Microduino Core (328p)
- 1x Microduino USBTTL-C
- 1x Microduino Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Module
- 1x Microduino Motion Module
- 1x Microduino Shield Stepper
- 2x Stepper Motor
- 2x Stepper Motor Axis
- 2x Wheels, 65mm
- 1x Li-ion (2S) Battery, 1000 mAH
- 1x Li-ion Battery Charger
- 1x MicroUSB Cable
- 2x 4 pin to 6 pin Cable (for Stepper Motor)
- 1x JST to Barrel Jack Cable (for Battery)
- 1x M2 Hex Key Screwdriver
- 1x Flathead Screwdriver
- 1x Phillipshead Screwdriver
- 8x Screw – M3x6
- 2x Bolt – M4x4
- 2x Screw – M4x6
- 4x Nylon Stud – M2x6+5
- 4x Nylon Screw – M2x6
- 4x Nylon Nut – M2
- 1x Self-Balancing Robot Enclosure Sheets