Informations about RP6
The RP6 is a low cost, autonomous mobile Robot System. It is equipped with
several sensors and a powerful ATMEGA32 8-Bit RISC microcontroller, which is
programmable in C with freely available open source tools. Further it offers
good expansion and customization possibilites. |
The RP6 is ideal for education purposes at universities or schools and of course
for hobby users!
It comes with a very extensive manual along with lots of example programs and a huge C function library. This makes programming easy and you can instantly start with the Robot.
All library and example programs are open source (GNU GPL)!
The robot is the predecessor of the very successful C-Control RP5 (CCRP5),
released in 2003 by Conrad Electronics. The RP6 only reuses the chassis of the
RP5 with some additional mounting posibilities. Everything else is a complete
redesign. New control electronics with much bigger and faster processor, new
gearing system for noise reduction, 150x higher encoder resolution (625 CPR) for precise speed regulation and several other new features like an USB Interface, a Bumper Panel in front of the robot, a very flexible I²C-Bus based expansion
system and the six small expansion areas on the mainboard.
Beginning of 2012 the RP6 (which was released in 2007) got a small refresh and is now
called RP6v2. The system itself did not require many changes, so the intention was
not to develop a completely new robot, but only to improve some details. For more
information take a look at the RP6 manual!
Several expansion modules are already available. For example the RP6 CONTROL M32 processor expansion board with additonal ATMEGA32, external 32KB SPI EEPROM, LC-Display Port, microphone sensor, buttons, LEDs, a beeper, free I/Os and ADCs. And of course the experimentation board for your own circuits! There is also a new Wireless LAN expansion module
with a powerful ATMEGA2560. You can find more information on the accessories page.