In a week filled with new robotics products, we wanted to dedicate this post to the best actor of the 31st century!
Hello and welcome, everyone! It is Friday once again, and with that comes a new product post. This week we have a new motor controller shield for your Arduino boards, two miniature robot chassis and a revision to our MyoWare Muscle Sensor Development Kit. It’s a full week this week, so let’s jump in and take a closer look!
Control robots, vehicles and more!
The SparkFun Wireless Motor Driver Shield that can sit right on top of your Arduino has been designed to make connecting motors, sensors and other components to your Arduino-based project as fast and easy as possible. The heart of the Wireless Motor Driver Shield is the Toshiba TB6612FNG H-Bridge Motor Driver, which allows the shield to control two DC motors at once, both CW and CCW, and to brake electronically. The TB6612FNG H-Bridge Driver is rated up to 1.2A per channel at 13V, which means it will drive a fair variety of hobby motors ranging in power. Each of the GPIO pins is broken out on a “servo-style” header field with PWR and GND to allow you to easily connect devices using a 3-pin servo cable.
Build ‘em right!
The two-layer Circular Robotics Chassis Kit is a sturdy, miniature robotics kit designed for beginners and experienced roboticists alike. The chassis plates are made from two 1.5mm aluminum alloy frames milled with plenty of mounting points for sensors, servos, controllers, power and more. Assembly is simple; with just a few included screws needed for construction, you will have a reliable 2WD robotics chassis.
The Circular Robotics Chassis Kit does NOT include motors, a motor controller or a power source. These items will need to be purchased separately.
If you need a little more room, we recommend this three-layer version of the chassis kit. This kit is the exact same as its two-layer version but with an extra plate and a bit more hardware.
This kit also does not include motors, a motor controller or a power source and will still need to be purchased separately.
Flex those muscles!
Using our muscles to control things is the way that most of us are accustomed to doing it. We push buttons, pull levers, move joysticks…but what if we could take the buttons, levers and joysticks out of the equation? This is the MyoWare Muscle Sensor Development Kit, an Arduino-powered electromyography (EMG) sensor kit that provides you with a MyoWare Muscle Sensor, each MyoWare shield developed here at SparkFun, and everything you need to connect them all together.
And that’s it for this week! With all of these new robotics parts and kits coming out recently, you should have plenty to keep you occupied before AVC! As always, we can’t wait to see what you make with these parts! Shoot us a tweet @sparkfun, or let us know on Instagram or Facebook. We’d love to see what projects you’ve made!
Thanks for stopping by. We’ll see you next week with even more new products!