Self-Balancing Robot Kit


About the Self-Balancing Robot Kit

Microduino’s Self-Balancing Robot is a fun, build-it-yourself project kit. One can make, program, and control a two-wheeled, self-stabilizing motorized vehicle. Once constructed, the robot will operate and attempt to maintain an upright position.  Even when encountering external forces, such as bumps or obstacles in its path, the controlled movements will help to balance the robot. Makers can control the robot via Bluetooth using the free Microduino mRobots mobile app, available for both Android or iOS devices.

One of its original products, the Microduino Self-Balancing Robot was specifically created for makers and hobbyists seeking the utmost flexibility in their do-it-yourself (DIY) electronics projects. As with many of Microduino’s other products, enthusiasts can make enhancements to the Microduino Self-Balancing Robot by attaching additional modules and sensors. The quarter-sized profile makes it easy to integrate into a broad range of projects and applications.

Smart, flexible, and compatible with the Arduino ecosystem, designers have everything they need to build their own applications.

  • Build a two-wheeled, self-balancing motorized vehicle.
  • Wirelessly control the robot over Bluetooth using the free Microduino mRobots app for Android and iOS mobile devices.
  • Utilizes Microduino Series modules for enhancements and improvements.
  • Customizable through the open-source Arduino architecture.
  • Contains all required electronics and documentation.

Detailed Description

A Self-Balancing Mobile Robot
The Microduino Self-Balancing Robot is a two-wheeled self-balancing mobile robot kit. The kit is designed to be fun and easy to assemble. Users will learn about the different modules and their functions to create the robot.

The robot utilizes a 3-axis accelerometer and a 3-axis gyroscope chip (MPU-6050) to determine if it is tilting over. Two stepper motors then activate appropriately to compensate for this falling motion to maintain the robot’s upright self-balancing position.

Wireless Control
The Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) chip (included) adds wireless communication to the Microduino Self-Balancing Robot. The robot can be remotely controlled by mobile devices running Android or iOS using the Microduino mRobots app. Control from the app allows for forward, reverse and left and right steering; all the while the robot continuously self-balances.

Microduino Series Modules
This kit incorporates various Microduino Series modules. The Microduino Series is a set of modules which are Arduino compatible, have a small form factor, stackable, modular, and reusable. The modules are designed for hobbyists and tinkers to quickly create and prototype projects.

A Complete Kit
The kit contains everything needed to make the Microduino Self-Balancing Robot. Electronic hardware from the embedded processor (Core module) to the steppers motors and wheels are included. Also included are the precision laser cut enclosure pieces to house the electronic hardware. A rechargeable battery is also included with a  charger. The Open Source code is provided and can be modified for personal customization.

Self-Balancing Robot Kit Includes:

  • 1x Microduino Core (328p)
  • 1x Microduino USBTTL-C
  • 1x Microduino Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Module
  • 1x Microduino Motion Module
  • 1x Microduino Shield Stepper
  • 2x Stepper Motor
  • 2x Stepper Motor Axis
  • 2x Wheels, 65mm
  • 1x Li-ion (2S) Battery, 1000 mAH
  • 1x Li-ion Battery Charger
  • 1x MicroUSB Cable
  • 2x 4 pin to 6 pin Cable (for Stepper Motor)
  •  1x JST to Barrel Jack Cable (for Battery)
  • 1x M2 Hex Key Screwdriver
  • 1x Flathead Screwdriver
  • 1x Phillipshead Screwdriver
  • 8x Screw – M3x6
  • 2x Bolt – M4x4
  • 2x Screw – M4x6
  • 4x Nylon Stud – M2x6+5
  • 4x Nylon Screw – M2x6
  • 4x Nylon Nut – M2
  • 1x Self-Balancing Robot Enclosure Sheets