asuro

Recommended:

1 ARX Robot kit per student - students solder and take the robot home with them.

1 PC computer per student

1 Breadboard kit per student (can be used over and over again with courses)

1 Electronic Toolbox per 3 or 4 students (can be used over and over again with courses)

 

 

ARX PRODUCT FEATURES

  • Cruise around wirelessly with PC control via USB transceiver

  • Folllow a black or white line

  • Detect collisions

  • Measure and control rotational speed of the motors via encoders

  • Move a given distance

  • Rotate a given angle

  • Measure the driven distance

  • Move in geometric paths

  • Optional wireless kits

  • Expandable via expansion pins

ARX Computer Requirements

  • PC computer with Windows 7, 8, or 10 OS, with Internet connection for viewing online content.  Also requires a USB port for use with the Infrared Dongle that communicates with the ARX ASURO robot for uploading programs.  

  • Software is downloaded from course website and is required to be setup on each computer where students will be programming the robot.

  • C language is used for programming the robot. It uses the Gnu-C-Compiler, a freeware program, which generates a well optimized code for ASUROs ATmega8 processor.

  • These software and accessory tools are installed with the download:
     Programmers Notepad (use to develop C programs for the robot)
     Hyperterminal (used to communicate with the robot)
     Flash (a small custom program used to send program files to the robot. This is not the Flash program used to view animations on web pages.)

  • These FREE tools are provided as download links in the online activities:
     Hyperterminal (use to communicate with the robot)
     Sketchup CAD (use to view 3D CAD drawings)
     Acrobat Reader (use to view ebooks and linked documents)

  • These are assumed to be on the computer and are required to view content:
     Internet Browser (Internet Explorer or Chrome recommended)
     Word processor for viewing and modifying Word Doc files
     Printing software and access to printer
     Media player software for viewing MP4 video files

 

ARX Robot SPECIFICATIONS

  • Processor ATMega8L

  • Power 4 x AAA batteries (not included)

  • Dimension (LxWxH) 117 x 122 x 45 mm

  • Weight 165 g

Note: THERE ARE NO SPARE PARTS in the robot kit! It is very easy to drop and misplace an electronic part. Use caution when handling and storing the parts. There is a spare parts package available which includes everything except the PCB board. We recommend it for schools - at least one spare part pack for every 4 robots purchased.

 

Tools Required to Assemble the Robot

The Asuro robot requires electronic hand tools, a breadboard, wires, and some specialty hand tools for assembly. But to make it easy for schools and home students, we have created a toolbox which includes the soldering iron and all other hand tools required to assemble the robot.  See the toolbox here.

Digital Multimeter (professional engineering meter is preferred)

Breadboard required items:

 Solderless Breadboard
 Red and Black (or other colors) wires - separate pieces of various lengths. Or spools of wire and a wire stripping tool
 Red and Black Alligator clips
 8 push buttons (for use in breadboards)
 1 Mini Indicator Lamp (6.3 Volt - 0.2 Amp - T1.75 Bulb )

Electronics Tools required items:

 Safety glasses
 A “third hand“ with magnifying glass to hold circuit board and see small parts and holder for soldering iron
 Magnifying glass (if not included with third hand)
 Short nose Pliers or Diagonal Cutters for electronic cable work
 Needle nose Pliers for electronic cable work
 Soldering iron for electronic work (approx. 20-30 W) or a soldering station
 Sponge for soldering iron
 Solderwire (1 mm) for electronic work, optionally lead-free
 Desoldering wick (2-3 mm width), just in case solder has to be removed
 Small Hand saw (to cut ping pong ball)
 Stanley-Knife (xacto)
 Sandpaper (for fine work, Nr. 240)
 Glue (either superglue or a hot glue pistol)
 Reamer tool (assists with removing solder)

 

S5 Box