R500: Robotic Caterpillar

 

The R500 Robotic Caterpillar is a fascinating robot kit that looks and moves like a real caterpillar. The IR receiver allows for control with the optional RC5 remote control (not included). The transparent body is fitted with LEDs and looks great in the dark. Add on other sensors and modules using the I2C bus system. This one-of-a-kind robot will make learning electronics, robotics, and programming a world of fun!

Download programs with the included RobotLoader Software. The R500 comes unassembled as a kit (minor soldering required) so it's perfect for school or hobby projects. Controlled by a powerful ATMEGA16 microcontroller, the robot is programmable via open source tools in C. The robot comes with many example programs already written. Download them to the robot using the supplied USB interface and RobotLoader software. Or write your own custom programs using the free, open-source WinAVR software.

MSRP: $199.00

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R500: Robotic Caterpillar Product Features

  • Moves like a caterpillar on the floor
  • Retreats when objects touch the antenna sensor
  • Rights itself using the tilt sensor when the caterpillar falls over
  • Antenna LEDs change color when making contact with objects
  • 8 degrees of freedom
  • Programmable in C and comes with many sample programs
  • IR receiver allows for control with a universal remote (not included)
  • The transparent body is fitted with LEDs and looks great in the dark
  • ATMEGA16 Processor
  • Various available I/Os
  • I2C bus expandable
  • Download programs with the included RobotLoader software
  • Comes unassembled as a kit (minor soldering required)

R500: Robotic Caterpillar Specifications

Processor Memory
16 kB flash ROM, 1 kB SRAM, 512 B EEPROM
 
Speed
16 MIPS at 16 MHz
 
Power
4 x AAA batteries (not included)
 
Robot Weight
.70 lbs with batteries
 
Robot L x W x H
19 x 3 x 4 in.
 
Warranty
1 Year
 

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Where to Buy the R500: Robotic Caterpillar

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Mouser Electronics 3December 18th, 2017
Digi-Key Corporation 1December 18th, 2017
 

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