You want to meet BART, he will help you become an electronics maker
There is a missing ingredient in most electronic kits…..
an actual product! Something completed that can be played with, something that can be improved and build upon even after training. Something like BART.
Electronic kits consist of lots of components but how do all this work together? How can you mix and match to create all kinds of cool stuff?
And that is the secret to become truly a master project maker – LEARNING HOW ALL THESE INDIVIDUAL PARTS WORK IS STEP 1 AND THEN STEP 2 IS TO LEARN HOW TO GET THEM TO WORK TOGETHER TO CREATE AWESOME FINAL PROJECTS.
Each and every component on this robot chassis board will be covered in detail, you will learn about the electronics and the programming of it. To keep things easy we put most components and IC’s on the board already, you still will have to connect things like the motors, sensor boards and ultrasonic sensors to the main PCB chassis. You will also have to hook up the line sensor and RGB LED sensor board. Its a learning experience in itself but its fun.
There is one thing you do not want to be permanently fixed onto the robot chassis though, and that is your microcontroller development board.
The simple reason is that you will want to build other things later on with your Arduino Uno or Arduino Mega microcontroller. With our robot, your microcontroller board can simply be unplugged from your robot chassis and used for other projects.
We included some components on your robot chassis you will not normally find on a robot like an LDR, buttons and potentiometers – we have good reasons for this. We are not just teaching you about robots we also teach you about other non-robot electronic and programming principles. It just so happens that all these extras enhance your robot and you are learning more than you would with just the basics as you find in some robot kits. The light-sensitive sensor, for example, can be used to switch on your robot’s lights when it gets dark, the buttons can put your robot in different modes like line tracking, obstacle avoidance and IR remote control modes.
Did you catch all that?
This is not just a robot you can program, it is a full electronics and programming course that teaches you step by step robotics, electronics and programming. BART is much much more than just about building a robot and programming it.
And as a final note, this robot kit is expandable with blue-tooth, Wifi and NRF (Radio Frequency that allows you to control your robot 100 meters away).