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RoboPad

RoboPad

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RoboPad lets you control your robot with a mobile phone or tablet!

Right now, you can only control the PrintBots Pollywog and Beetle, but lots of friends will join them soon!

RoboPad uses Bluetooth to connect to the microcontroller board of the robot and then... let the fun begin!

In the web DIY <http://diy.bq.com/> of bq, you can find all the information on mounting the Pollywog and the other PrintBots. You can also download the Arduino code necessary to control your PrintBot with RoboPad here: http://diy.bq.com/2014/06/02/tienes-un-movil-con-android-entonces-tienes-diversion/

Remember to connect the Bluetooth module to the pins of the microcontroller board as follows:

TXD - pin 0
RXD - pin 1
VCC - 5V
GND - GND

You can see a schematic of the connections at any time by clicking on the icon of the robot.

Place your Renacuajo over a black line and activate the line-follower mode to let the Renacuajo follow the black line automatically.
The Beetle's movements can be also controlled by the amount of light in the light-avoider mode. For example, cover the left light sensor to turn left, or cover both sensors to stop the Beetle.

Available languages: English and Spanish.

If you have any question or suggestion you can contact us through the DIY forum http://diy.bq.com/forums/forum or by sending an email to diy@bq.com, Andy and Anita will be happy to answer you.

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Place your Renacuajo over a black line and activate the line-follower mode to let the Renacuajo follow the black line automatically.
The Beetle's movements can be also controlled by the amount of light in the light-avoider mode. For example, cover the left light sensor to turn left, or cover both sensors to stop the Beetle.

Remember to download the new code for your Renacuajo and Beetle PrintBots from http://diy.bq.com/2014/06/02/tienes-un-movil-con-android-entonces-tienes-diversion


Comments and ratings for RoboPad
  • (77 stars)

    by Alberto Valero Gomez on 03/06/2014