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AlphaBot, Basic Robot Kit for Arduino

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This kit includes the AlphaBot robotic platform (line tracking, obstacle avoidance, speed measuring, IR control), UNO PLUS control board and ultrasonic sensor 

While utilizing UNO PLUS as controller board, this kit is based on the Arduino software/hardware open source platform. Combined with the modular design, it's an ideal platform to get started with Arduino robot.

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This kit includes the AlphaBot robotic platform (line tracking, obstacle avoidance, speed measuring, IR control), UNO PLUS control board and ultrasonic sensor 

While utilizing UNO PLUS as controller board, this kit is based on the Arduino software/hardware open source platform. Combined with the modular design, it's an ideal platform to get started with Arduino robot.

AlphaBot Features:

  • Raspberry Pi/Arduino interfaces, works with either one separately, or both
  • Arduino extend header, supports Arduino shields
  • Modular design, plug-and-play modules like line tracking, obstacle avoidance, speed measuring, etc. eliminating the trouble of connecting mess wires.
  • LM298P motor driver with diode protection circuit, more safety
  • LM2596 voltage regular, provides stable 5V power to the Raspberry Pi/Arduino
  • TLC1543 AD acquisition chip, allows the Pi to use analog sensors

UNO PLUS Features:

UNO PLUS is a development board designed by Waveshare and compatible with the Arduino UNO R3. It is improved & enhanced alternative solution for Arduino UNO R3.

UNO PLUS Vs Original UNO R3:

UNO PLUSUNO R3Comment
Operating voltage5V/3.3V5VDual voltage level to support more shields
ResetLateralVerticalLateral button is easier to use when connecting with shields
Bootloader switchYesNoneThe board can be configured to run program immediately when power-up by the switch
USB connectorMicro USBUSB Type BMicro connector is more commonly used, and shields won't be blocked anymore when connected
DC jackLow profileNormal heightShields won't be blocked anymore when connected
Power output headerYesNone

Providing 5V/3.3V power output OR common-ground with other boards

3.3V power regulator800mA Max150mA MaxUNO PLUS features higher driving capability 3.3V regulator
OscillatorCrystal oscillatorCeramic resonatorCrystal oscillator is suited for applications where a more accurate clock reference is needed
ADC channels86CFG used as ADC6 by configuration, and ADC7 from the Reserved PIN
Connecting with prototype breadboardSupportedNot supportedSolder pads is provided for DIY interfaces to connecting with prototype breadboard
USB driverCompatible with all main systemsDoesn't compatible with WIN7/WIN8 Express EditionDriver will never failed to install thanks to the onboard FTDI FT232 IC (all OS built in drivers)
Firmware fixingSupportedNot supportedFirmware can be fixed by using the onboard FT232, no extra programmer is needed

What's on the UNO PLUS:

  1. ATMEGA328P-AU
  2. AMS1117-3.3 : 3.3V voltage regulator
  3. NCP1117ST50T3G : 5V voltage regulator
  4. FT232RL : USB to UART convertor
  5. Arduino interface
    • compatible with standard Arduino interface with two additional analog inputs A6 (config the CFG), A7
    • solder pads provided, supports prototype breadboard
  6. ICSP interface
  7. MICRO USB connector : for uploading program OR serial port debugging
  8. Power output header : 3.3V OR 5V, voltage level configured by the onboard power configuration switch, used as power output OR common-grounding with other boards
  9. FT232 pins : for burning Bootloader into the microcontroller
  10. DC input : 7V ~ 12V
  11. Reset button
  12. Power indicator
  13. Serial port Rx/Tx indicator
  14. User LED
  15. Power configuration switch : for configuring the operating voltage
  16. Bootloader selection switch
    • Turn ON : the board will reset when power-up OR other USB devices were detected connecting to the PC
    • Turn OFF : the onboard program runs immediately when power-up, and the board will not reset when other USB devices were detected connecting to the PC

What's on the AlphaBot Mainboard:

  1. Raspberry Pi interface: for connecting Raspberry Pi
  2. Arduino interface: for connecting Arduino
  3. Motor interface
  4. Ultrasonic module interface
  5. Servo module interface
  6. Obstacle avoidance module interface
  7. Speed measuring interface
  8. Battery holder: supports 18650 batteries
  9. Reserved power input (not soldered): for connecting other external power supply
  10. Arduino expansion header: for connecting Arduino shields
  11. UART interface: for connecting Bluetooth module, to control the robot remotely via Bluetooth
  12. SPI interface: for connecting NRF24L01 wireless module
  13. Line tracking module interface
  14. TLC1543: 10-bit AD acquisition chip, allows the Pi to use analog sensors
  15. LM298P: dual H bridge motor driver chip, up to 2A current
  16. Anti-reverse diode
  17. Power switch
  18. LM2596: 5V regulator
  19. Power indicator
  20. UART switch: turn on to enable serial communication between Raspberry Pi and Arduino
  21. IR receiver: control the robot remotely via infrared
  22. Raspberry Pi/Arduino selection: select the Raspberry Pi or Arduino to control the robot peripherals

Photos:

  

Raspberry Arduino Robot AlphaBot
AlphaBot mainboard
Raspberry Arduino Robot AlphaBot
AlphaBot mainboard back view
Raspberry Arduino Robot AlphaBot
AlphaBot mainboard
Raspberry Arduino Robot AlphaBot
AlphaBot mainboard back view
Raspberry Arduino Robot AlphaBot
AlphaBot mobile robot
Raspberry Arduino Robot AlphaBot
AlphaBot mobile robot back view
Raspberry Arduino Robot AlphaBot
AlphaBot mobile robot
Raspberry Arduino Robot AlphaBot
AlphaBot mobile robot
Raspberry Arduino Robot AlphaBot
AlphaBot multi-function robot
Raspberry Arduino Robot AlphaBot
AlphaBot multi-function robot
Raspberry Arduino Robot AlphaBot
AlphaBot multi-function robot
Raspberry Arduino Robot AlphaBot
AlphaBot multi-function robot
Raspberry Arduino Robot AlphaBot
AlphaBot + Raspberry Pi
Raspberry Arduino Robot AlphaBot
AlphaBot-Pi Raspberry Pi robot
Raspberry Arduino Robot AlphaBot
AlphaBot-Pi Raspberry Pi robot
Raspberry Arduino Robot AlphaBot
AlphaBot-Pi Raspberry Pi robot

Examples

Raspberry Arduino Robot AlphaBot
Infrared line tracking robot
Raspberry Arduino Robot AlphaBot
Infrared obstacle avoidance robot
Raspberry Arduino Robot AlphaBot
Ultrasonic obstacle avoidance robot
Raspberry Arduino Robot AlphaBot
Infrared/Bluetooth remote control robot
Raspberry Arduino Robot AlphaBot
Video monitoring robot

Note: photos are FOR REFERENCE ONLY, the other boards/modules/accessories are NOT included in the price.

Development Resources

Wiki : www.waveshare.com/wiki/AlphaBot

Wiki : www.waveshare.com/wiki/UNO_PLUS

Selection Guide

Package ContentsProducts
ItemDescriptionAlphaBotAlphaBot-Ar-BasicAlphaBot-Ar-BluetoothAlphaBot-Pi Acc PackAlphaBot-Pi
RPi3 BRaspberry Pi 3 Model B    
UNO PLUSenhanced control board, Arduino compliant
AlphaBot chassis kitmainboard, wheels, drivers, etc.
Tracker Sensorline tracking module
Photo Interrupter Sensorspeed measuring module (2pcs)
Infrared Proximity Sensorobstacle avoidance module (2pcs)
IR remote controllerremotely control the robot
SG90servo
Ultrasonic sensorultrasonic obstacle avoidance, distance measuring
Accessory Shieldaccessories add-on board, Arduino compliant
Dual-mode Bluetoothdual-mode Bluetooth module
RPi Camera (B) Raspberry Pi camera, adjustable focus
Micro SD Card 16GB16GB Miro SD Card, class 10
5V 2.5A Power AdapterRPi3 B requires 2.5A or above power supply

Note:
AlphaBot requires a control board, Arduino OR Raspberry Pi, if you don't have one in hand, please consider the all-in-one kits: AlphaBot-Ar-BasicAlphaBot-Ar-BluetoothAlphaBot-Pi
AlphaBot-Pi Acc Pack requires the control board Raspberry Pi, if you don't have one in hand, please consider the all-in-one kit: AlphaBot-Pi

Basic robot building kit for Arduino: UNO PLUS + AlphaBot + Ultrasonic Sensor

This product is developed, manufactured, and tech supported by Waveshare.

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AlphaBot, Basic Robot Kit for Arduino

AlphaBot, Basic Robot Kit for Arduino

This kit includes the AlphaBot robotic platform (line tracking, obstacle avoidance, speed measuring, IR control), UNO PLUS control board and ultrasonic sensor 

While utilizing UNO PLUS as controller board, this kit is based on the Arduino software/hardware open source platform. Combined with the modular design, it's an ideal platform to get started with Arduino robot.