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.